Meet our incredible staff!
Angela Lang, Executive Director
Angela Lang was born and raised in the heart of Milwaukee. She has an extensive background in community organizing. In the past, Angela served as both an organizer and State Council Director for the Service Employees International Union, working on such campaigns as the Fight for 15. Before joining BLOC's team as Executive Director, Angela was the Political Director with For Our Future Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Emerge Wisconsin and has had the pleasure of being the featured trainer for Emerge's Diversity Weekend since 2015. Angela is motivated by making substantial and transformative change in her community while developing young, local leaders of color. Her journey in organizing hasn't always been easy, but through it all she has remained a fierce advocate for securing more seats at the table for those who represent the New American Majority.
Arkesia Jackson, Program Director
Arkesia Jackson, born and raised in Milwaukee, became actively involved with her community in 2014 when she canvassed for the local non-profit Mothers with Sons. This taste of activism led Arkesia to join the Democratic Party, where she embarked on a journey to sharpen her abilities in community organizing. Arkesia is a graduate of Dem Team, Vote Run Lead, the Advanced Democratic Leader Institute, and Emerge. Her past work experience includes managing a successful campaign for Alderperson and working for the City of Milwaukee as a legislative assistant. Arkesia enjoys explaining policy to people and has a passion for empowering them to use their voices to create new narratives for communities.
Kae Jae Johnson, Organizer
With 12 years of experience in the field, Kimetha (Kae Jae) has organized around a whole host of issues, some of which include health care, child care, fast food service, and higher learning opportunities. She's excited to be joining BLOC for the opportunity it will give her to focus on building the Black community. For too long, the mark has been missed on truly addressing the rooted needs of the Black community, and Kae Jae is ready to be part of the solution. She believes that change doesn't come from thought alone; it must be partnered with action.
Keisha Robinson, Organizer
Keisha enjoys reading, researching, and a good basketball game every now and then. She takes great personal satisfaction in her work with BLOC, and she looks forward to the road that lies ahead. As an advocate for self-care, she retains her cool composure by setting aside time to get in touch with herself.
Lisa Jones, Organizer
Lisa has been a lay minister in the United Methodist Church since 2010. When the fatal shooting of Jay Anderson occurred in 2016 within walking distance from her home, she decided she could no longer sit on the sidelines. Lisa embarked on a journey to address social injustice, and she's ready to continue her important work as a part of BLOC's team.
Makoria (Mak) Morrow , organizer
Mak is a young, short woman with style and roar who is passionate about addressing social injustice. She is inspired to be part of a talented team of organizers, and she's eager to educate and unite her brothers and sisters. She wants to turn her goals into reality through the work and love she puts in during her time at BLOC. A fan of Marcus Garvey, Mak draws inspiration from the following quote: "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is a like a tree without roots."