COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spectrum News 1 brings you our Voices for Change series, where activists, leaders, and community members share what has brought them to action and how addressing racial discrimination will create a better world for everyone.

Stephanie Hightower considers herself a social justice warrior as the CEO of the Columbus Urban League, one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the state.

“My passion is really about making sure that everyone has equal exposure, that there’s equity across the board, that there’s fairness across the board and that our young people have access to all the different opportunities that, um, our generation, their generation will afford them.”