Min. Ciera Walker, MSW
Ciera Walker was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. She is committed to the fight for social and economic justice by strengthening communities through radical theology. As the Executive Director of Live Free Chicago, Ciera is working with black churches to create safe, economically viable, and self-sustained black communities. Prior to Live Free Chicago, Ciera served as the senior organizer at a faith based organization.
Ciera received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Lamar University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently studying at McCormick Theological seminary for a Masters in Theological Studies. In 2013, Ciera was ordained a minister through the Church of Jesus Christ House of Prayer Inc., where she served as the Youth coordinator from 2010-2013. In addition to her commitment to racial justice, Ciera is the proud mother of three daughters.
Camiella D. Williams is a Trustee for Prairie State College and was a student support staff member at an alternative school in Chicago Heights. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Governors State University, where she currently is pursuing a master’s degree in political and justice studies. Ms. Williams serves as the Executive Director for singer/actress Drew Sidora's Dreamakers Charity, board member of the Blair Holt Memorial Foundation, and national organizer for Future4Future Network. She also has worked extensively in the Chicagoland area to prevent gun violence since 2006, and currently serves as violence prevention task force member for Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly.