Marquita Stephens has been in the Twin Cities working on behalf of children, families, and the community for over 20 years. She also facilitated the Community Conversations convened by the City of Roseville after the police killing of Philando Castile, tackling such subjects as police/community relations and immigration reform.
A visionary leader, she inspired the Urban League program, “Real Talk” bringing topics of interest to the Black community's.. To further the change needed in our state to bring full citizenship rights to its Black and Brown citizens, she increased her political activity and entered the primary race for State Senate after George Floyd was murdered.
Marquita is the recipient of the Citizen’s Medal, from the US Army Corp of Engineers, the highest awarded a civilian, and is a 2020 50 Over 50 Awardee as a Non-Profit Inclusivity Builder. A woman of faith, her mission is to “facilitate change for the purpose of seeing truth live out in the world.”