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Our Approach

Million Hoodies is a human rights membership organization building next generation leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence. Our national network spans ten communities and college campuses where Black and Brown young people are building local activist communities, launching direct action campaigns, hosting educational events, and responding to moments of crisis in their communities. Our members are developing the tools to improve the lives and conditions of marginalized people and build local power to transform our communities from criminalization and violence.

Our Story

The death of Trayvon Martin became a national flashpoint and empowered a new generation of youth activism that seeks to make transformative change. The conditions leading to Trayvon's death is what brought Million Hoodies Movement for Justice to form as an organization; helping to generate global support for the arrest of George Zimmerman. Our co-founders understood what this moment meant for a generation of Black youth that found new energy to take grassroots action, fight against our oppression, and build a new society that represent radically inclusive values.

Meet the National Office

These are the people who make our collective work possible by providing direct support to our national network.

Dante Barry

Executive Director [Bio]

Kaydrianne Young

Operations Coordinator

Lexi Parra

Organizing Fellow

Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American originally from Minneapolis, MN. She is a rising senior Photography and Human Rights Joint Major at Bard College. As an artist and young organizer, she is constantly learning the many ways to uplift and create space for our communities as we fight for true liberation.

Salim Chagui-Sanchez

Organizing Fellow

Salim is an Organizing Fellow at Million Hoodies. In the past, he has worked directly for organizations such as the Florida Immigrant Coalition and the Anti-Violence Project in a communications and organizing capacity.

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Our small staff, membership, and community make our work possible -- help us keep going by making a donation today.