2024 TEDx Morehouse College Friday March 22 Friday March 22 Friday March 22

Alicka Samuel

POLITICIAN

Council Woman Alicka Samuel has always been a visionary and a dreamer. A fervent believer in the better angels of our nature, behind her signature glasses and smile rests true grit and empathy for her neighbors and community. This passion was forged from her upbringing in Brownsville, Brooklyn where she saw firsthand the struggles that many families faced to live day to day. Samuel has worked in various capacities with City and State legislators, where she spent years sharpening her servant leadership and perspective concerning marginalized individuals and their plights; locally and internationally. She worked as a community organizer in Brooklyn, as a Child Protective Specialist with the NYC Administration for Children Services, and prior to bringing her influences to Accra, Ghana where she managed a Human Rights and Community Development portfolio under the auspices of US Embassy of Accra.