Shameka Parrish-Wright

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Shameka Parrish-Wright is the Community Advocacy and Partnership Manager at The Bail Project.

Prior to joining TBP, she worked as a community and voter empowerment organizer, a project manager, and, most recently, as a campaign manager. As the child of an incarcerated parent and a formerly incarcerated person herself, Shameka spent weekends doing art activities with families during visitation with The Special Project, now known as Louisville Family Justice Advocates. Shameka actively serves on several community boards including The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research Community Council, The Sowers of Justice Network, and the Homeless Coalition Continuum of Care. Shameka is also co-chair of The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression. She holds a degree in Human Resources and all her past positions are directly connected to ending poverty and racist practices. Shameka lives in Louisville with her partner, six children, three grandchildren, two dogs and a snake she inherited from a dear friend.