Committed to dismantling racism and anti-Semitism
Victoria Raggs is AJOCC's co-founder and Executive Director. She is a progressive strategist, DEI consultant, disability rights advocate, and lobbyist.
For 15 years she has demonstrated leadership with organizations to build data driven, measurable commitments to racial justice, equity and anti-oppression strategies. She specializes in mobilizing communities to be their own powerful voices against economic and structural inequalities.
Due to her unique experience navigating multicultural Jews through all aspects of Jewish mainstream living, she is highly regarded as a change agent and trailblazer in and around the Southeast. She strives to align Jewish values to the contemporary American condition. “We have a tradition of "Tikkun Olam" to uphold; that we should leave the world better than we found it.”
Victoria serves on the JF&CS (Jewish Family & Career Services)
Board of Directors, and on their Board Governance Committee.
She also serves on the AJC Atlanta's (American Jewish Committee) Board of Counselors, and is a Co-chair of the Black and Jewish Coalition of Atlanta.
For two years Victoria has participated as a Core leader with Bend the Arc, Atlanta.
The Jewish Women's Fund of Atlanta (JWFA) selected Victoria for their 2020-2021 Agents of Change Cohort.
The mother of four, has been on numerous committees and associations at Jewish Day Schools such as The Atlanta Jewish Academy (formerly The Greenfield Hebrew Academy), The Epstein School, and The Weber Jewish High School. She and her family are active members of Congregation B’nai Torah synagogue. She has served on her synagogue's Education, Inclusion, and Sisterhood Committees. In 2018, she traveled to Israel with the Jewish Women Connect/Momentum trip.
Victoria is also a member of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival's Programming Committee.
During Advocacy Days at the Georgia State Capital Victoria works as a team lead lobbyist for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.
She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and studied for a masters in Education Administration at Virginia Tech University.
While at Illinois, Victoria was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American in the sport of Track and Field, and competed in the USA Olympic Trails.
Committed to dismantling anti-Semitism, disability injustice, and all forms of hate.