Walakewon (Wala) Blegay
Wala Blegay is a community activist committed to worker’s rights, women issues and civil wights. Wala is currently counsel for the DC Nurses Association and a talk show host for the Chat With a Lawyer TV Show, which provides free legal advice to the Prince George’s County community, on District Heights, Mount Rainier and Prince George’s County Cable Television, Verizon 25/Comcast 71. Wala is secretary of the ACLU of Maryland Board, a member of the Prince George’s County NAACP Executive Board and an advocate against human trafficking. She is a Board Member of the Training Source, an organization that provides workplace training for the underemployed and unemployed. Wala previously served on the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission and was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force for the Study of Economic Development and Apprenticeship Programs. She was also a recipient of the 2015 40 under 40 in Prince George’s County award by the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund and the Young Democrat of the Year for the Prince George’s County Young Democrats. She has written several articles on civil rights, health care and education issues.
Wala also ran numerous campaigns in Maryland and worked for the Maryland General Assembly and Congressman Steny Hoyer. She was the Vice President for the Prince George’s County Young Democrats and Secretary for Young Democrats of Maryland. Wala was also an At-Large Delegate for the 2012 Democratic Convention and recently ran for the Democratic Central Committee. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Government and Politics and earned a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. More information can be found at www.chatwithalawyer.tv.