Unlocking a Different Voice
Growing up in the diverse community of Waterloo, IA, Emily Heitzman noticed that cultural differences are often linked with other problems. The voices of people outside the cultural mainstream tend to be pushed down or go unheard. Her eyes were also opened to hidden injustice when she experienced bullying in middle-school. While she couldn’t articulate her ideas as a child, as an adult, these early impressions led her toward a career in urban youth ministry.