Dante Barry is a queer Black writer, grassroots organizer, and Executive Director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, a human rights membership organization working to end anti-black racism and systemic violence. Dante works with our national leadership to build a powerful organization of frontline leaders building a movement for dignity and democracy.
With 10+ years of experience in community organizing and leadership development, Dante Barry joins Million Hoodies with a commitment to developing the next generation of activists and organizers. At the Center for Media Justice, Barry organized a network of justice-based organizations to fight for communications rights and access for all. Prior to that, Barry spent years at the Roosevelt Institute running operations and directing a three-city summer fellowship program for young organizers. Barry also spent time in Washington, DC at the School Based Health Alliance advocating for heath and education policy for low-income access to school based health centers.
Barry frequently contributes to MSNBC, The Nation Magazine, The Guardian, Huffington Post, EBONY Magazine, Truthout, Al Jazeera America, and featured in, The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Democracy Now. In 2015, Barry presented at the Personal Democracy Forum to discuss the role of technology and social movements. Barry has been honored by Revolt TV, The Root, Huffington Post Black Voices, and the Roosevelt Institute for his contributions to the racial justice and Black liberation movements. A graduate of Monmouth University, Dante received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications. You can find Dante on Twitter at @DantBarry.