When Pg ChangeMakers began as a local activist group in Prince George’s County in 2020, the organization’s priority focused on community issues surrounding police brutality, social awareness, and community action. The organization which was founded and is led by two black women, Krystal Oriadha and Amity Pope, continues on with this mission and to create a safe space to elevate the voices, ideas, and needs of the people of color. Pg ChangeMakers leads campaigns that promote real solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced by society around racial injustice. We challenge the notion that the way things are is the way things should always be, and are proud to be a force for positive transformation.
Pg ChangeMakers is excited to announce our new Executive Director, Co-Founder Krystal Oriadha. Krystal chose to settle in Prince George’s after earning her BBA in International Business with a concentration in Marketing at Howard University, Washington, DC and also holds a MBA at Amberton University, Garland, TX. With over a decade of experience in political activism, Krystal is a dedicated and proven advocate. She has been recognized for her leadership and was awarded Daily Records Top 100 Women of Maryland in 2021, top 10 emerging leaders in AG in 2021, the 40 under 40 award for public services in 2019, and Howard University’s Movemaker award for outstanding alumni in 2019. She was also selected to serve on the 2019 Clinton Foundation’s 20|30 Leadership Council. Krystal has been on the frontlines, fighting for everyday issues that affect our communities such as bail reform, fair elections, the fight for $15, stopping the Maglev project, and developing community schools. She is a strong advocate for criminal justice reform issues.
Pg ChangeMakers looks forward to our continued path of working for social, economic and racial change within our community with Krystal Oriadha at the helm.