Pam McMichael (she/her) grew up working class in rural Kentucky. She moved to Louisville for grad school, and credits Black and white civil rights leaders there, among others, for bringing her up as a movement person. She is currently back in Louisville after twelve-years of service as Executive Director of the Highlander Center. She is a co-founder of SURJ, a founding Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground, a co-founder of the Louisville Fairness Campaign, and the then statewide Kentucky Fairness Alliance. Her international solidarity work has included South Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. She was a national fellow with a Rockefeller Foundation project to address growing crisis in U.S. democracy. Currently, she is a Tri-Chair of the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign.