Lawyer and advocate Sheree Wright, who moved from Jamaica to a peaceful town in Illinois, has a powerful voice that grabs attention not with loudness, but with unwavering determination.
Sheree’s life took a significant turn when she faced the harsh reality of racism – witnessing the public execution of a classmate’s father by a white nationalist. This traumatic incident did more than leave a mark on her; it sparked an incredible journey of empowerment and advocacy.
Sheree’s path to empowerment started shaping up as she pursued her bachelor’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago, where she joined the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as an investigator.
“My main focus there was to investigate cases that involved employment discrimination based on age, race, sex, gender, or disabilities in Fortune 500 companies,” Sheree recounts.
These experiences showed her the common unfairness faced by marginalized communities and made her more determined to bring about positive change. Even when she moved to Arizona for her legal studies, Sheree remained firmly committed to advocating for equality. During law school, she took the impressive step of helping start The Wright Way Foundation.
“The foundation seeks to reduce poverty and homelessness while generating and providing educational resources necessary to support youths, families, groups, and educators in Jamaica,” she adds.
However, Sheree is not just passionate about advocacy. She is also the founder of IBF Law Group, a respected legal practice in Phoenix, Arizona. This firm helps communities in Arizona and New Mexico deal with legal matters.
IBF Law Group is known for its strong commitment to assisting marginalized communities in understanding and navigating the legal system. Fueled by a deep passion for social justice, the firm strongly supports the rights of minorities. They offer comprehensive legal help and expert advice to ensure a fair and unbiased resolution to the legal challenges these communities face.
As the founder, Sheree is determined to tackle the problem of inadequate representation and limited diversity in Arizona’s judicial system. She knows that this issue is a significant barrier to the system delivering truly fair and impartial justice.
“Arizona’s judges are disproportionately white and male, which undoubtedly threatens the court’s ability to deliver fair and impartial justice,” Sheree comments.
On top of everything else, Sheree keeps helping out in her new community. She’s a key part of Mi Familia Vota, a big national group that works to make society more inclusive and involved. As a volunteer, she goes the extra mile to speak up for fairness in social and economic matters. Learn more about Sheree Wright here!