Dorian Warren

Co-President, Community Change & Community Change Action


Dorian Warren is the president of Community Change. A progressive scholar, organizer, and media personality, he has worked to advance racial, economic, and social justice for over two decades. He is driven by the conviction that only those affected by injustice can change their communities and public policies for the better. Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, he learned firsthand the power of unions to spur economic opportunities. His great-grandparents were sharecroppers, his grandparents were janitors, and his mother taught in Chicago’s public schools for more than 40 years. Guided by his understanding of inequality, he has devoted his life to building the power and capacity of low-income people. An alum of progressive organizations and universities, Dorian is an unparalleled force in progressive politics in America.