Rev. William D. Smart Jr.

Since 2012, Pastor Smart has been the President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Southern California, which is also a sponsor of the Black/Jewish Justice Alliance. He is Co-Pastor of the Christ Liberation Ministries in Los Angeles, where his wife serves as Senior Pastor. Pastor Smart is an advisory board member of the Healthy Air Alliance, and served as Director of External Training and Outreach at the Los Angeles Alliance for A New Economy, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, for almost ten years. Smart is a graduate of Duke University’s Divinity School, incorporates theology with civil rights, and a trusted and recognized community leader throughout California.

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