Ciera Walker was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. She is committed to the fight for social and economic justice by strengthening communities through radical theology. Ciera is the Executive Director of Live Free Chicago, which is a faith based organization with a mission to rebuild black communities through the power of the black church. In this position, Ciera is working with black churches to create, safe, economically viable, and sustainable black communities. Prior to Live Free Chicago, she served as the Associate Director of Organizing at a faith based organization whose campaign focus was police accountability, mass incarceration, and violence.
Ciera received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Lamar University, and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently studying at McCormick Theological seminary for a Masters in Theological Studies. In 2013, Ciera was ordained a minister through the Church of Jesus Christ House of Prayer Inc., where she served as the Youth coordinator from 2010-2013.
In addition to her commitment to racial justice, Ciera is the proud mother of three daughters, Christyana, Chrystal, and Christen Walker.