Richard Wallace is the founder of Equity and Transformation (EAT). His work focuses on organizing black informal workers to confront anti-black racism in the US and abroad. As a formerly incarcerated Chicago native, Wallace returned to his community to empower marginalized workers. Wallace is a nationally recognized artist who goes by the name of Epic of Chicago’s rap trio BBU. He is also the founder of Roosevelt University’s student chapter of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and of The Future of Benin Program in West Africa, and was recently selected as Soros Justice Fellow.