Candace Liger is the CEO of The Goodfunk Collective, empowering resilience and self-care through creative wellness, arts, and activism. She is also a Community Organizer for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oklahoma, a certified health and wellness expert, and an award-winning performance and spoken word artist.
Her organization creates high-frequency events and initiatives that emphasize creativity and social consciousness by incorporating a healing & racial justice lens to empower, educate, and inspire people of color.
As a facilitator for after school programming, she has worked with the Oklahoma City Urban League as a Peak Certified Instructor teaching spoken word and expressive movement and the lead Fitness Instructor at Langston OKC.
In her current community organizer role at the ACLU of Oklahoma, she focuses on encouraging intersectional approaches to challenging systems of oppression in marginalized communities with a particular focus on racial justice, healing justice, and criminal justice reform.
She was recognized for the 2017 Social Justice Activator Award from the YWCA of Oklahoma and the 2017 ACLU Angie Debo Civil Libertarian award for her many contributions in the state of Oklahoma. She was awarded the 2016 Community Impact Award presented by Perry Publishing and Broadcasting and the 2016 Woman of Action Award from the National Organization for Women.
The United Nations Association’s national theme for U.N. Day this year is “Global Goals, Local Leaders,” wherein our network will recognize local efforts to champion one or more of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Candace’s work is in alignment with several SDGs including Good Health and Well-Being, Reduced Inequalities, and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. We are proud to have her in our community and on our panel.
Join us on October 28th at 12 pm at Mayflower Congregational Church for our Global Goals, Local Leaders panel and fundraiser. There will be a silent auction and lunch buffet. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and are $20 for adults and $10 for students.