Sheree Wright, a Jamaican immigrant hailing from a serene Illinois town, possesses a voice that demands attention, not for its volume, but for its resolve. Sheree’s life took a profound turn when she confronted racism in its most chilling form – the public execution of a classmate’s father by a white nationalist. This harrowing experience, while traumatic, did more than define her; it set her on an extraordinary path of empowerment and advocacy.
Sheree’s journey of empowerment began to take shape during her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago. Here, she became an investigator alongside the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
“My main focus there was to investigate cases that involved employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, or disabilities in Fortune 500 companies,” Sheree explains.
These experiences exposed her to the pervasive injustices plaguing marginalized communities and further fueled her commitment to bring about positive change.
Despite the geographical shift that took her to Arizona for her law degree, Sheree’s dedication to advancing equality remained unwavering. During her time in law school, she took the remarkable step of co-founding 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,” Sheree adds.
Yet, her advocacy doesn’t stop there. Sheree is also the esteemed founder of IBF Law Group, a respected law firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, serving communities in both Arizona and New Mexico. IBF Law Group is renowned for its unwavering commitment to assisting marginalized communities in navigating the complexities of the legal system. Driven by an unyielding dedication to social justice, the firm fervently advocates for the rights of minorities, offering comprehensive legal support and expert guidance to ensure equitable and unbiased outcomes in their legal battles.
As the founder, Sheree is steadfast in her mission to address the pressing issue of inadequate representation and limited diversity within Arizona’s court system. She recognizes that this critical matter hinders the system’s ability to administer justice that is fair and impartial.
“Arizona’s judges are disproportionately white and male, which undoubtedly threatens the court’s ability to deliver fair and impartial justice,” Sheree points out.
Even with her significant responsibilities, Sheree continues to give back to the community she now calls home. She plays an integral role in Mi Familia Vota, a prominent national organization dedicated to fostering a more inclusive and participatory society.
As a dedicated volunteer, Sheree goes above and beyond to advocate for social and economic justice, embodying an unwavering commitment to empower the marginalized.
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