Carla F Wallace has been part of organizing for change for over 40 years, with a focus on the South and her home state of Kentucky. She is a co-founder of Showing Up for Racial Justice (known as SURJ) which moves white people—in particular, those who are poor. working-class and rural—to be part of the multiracial struggle for collective liberation. Mentored by southern civil rights activists in the Black Liberation Movement and by white racial justice fighter Anne Braden, Carla also co-founded Louisville’s Fairness Campaign, which has been nationally honored for its work winning LGBTQ equity by centering racial justice and connecting community organizing and electoral work. Carla has been inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame.