Angel McKissic is a daughter, mother, partner, student, organizer, and advocate for the non-human, living world. She is a Senior Program Manager in the Just Cities Lab at the Detroit Justice Center and the co-founder of Metro Detroit Restorative Justice Network (MDRJN). Through her work with the MDRJN she tries (and sometimes fails) to lead through the embodiment of her guiding values: justice, relationship, universal love, empathy, and rigorous accountability. She is encouraged, challenged, and nourished by her children, community, and members of the MDRJN.
Angel is a psychotherapist by training and is currently completing a PhD in Gender and Sexuality at the University of Birmingham (UK) where she studies Black women’s personal experiences of empowerment. She believes in decentralized, intergenerational, community-based power as foundational to global liberation.
She enjoys fine chocolates, mycology, and obscure international films.