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.
Dante Barry is a writer, strategist, Executive Director and co-founder of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, a human rights membership organization of young people of color. Million Hoodies develops the next generation of leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence through leadership development, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and education to build a movement for human dignity and democracy. As Executive Director, Dante collaborates with our staff, board, and membership to build a powerful national network of human rights leaders that are reimagining democracy for young Black and Brown people.
Previously, Dante led organizing, policy, and leadership development programs at the Center for Media Justice, the Roosevelt Institute, and School Based Health Alliance. At the Center for Media Justice, Dante organized a network of justice-based organizations to fight for communications rights and access for all. While at the Roosevelt Institute, Dante directed a leadership development fellowship program and trained young people to organized for community-driven policy. Before that, Dante advocated for education and health policy at the state and federal levels with the School Based Health Alliance for low-income access to school based health centers.
Dante frequently contributes new ideas and analysis on racial justice and participatory democracy for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NPR, MSNBC, Democracy Now, The Nation Magazine, The Guardian, Huffington Post, EBONY Magazine, Truthout, The Intercept, and has been featured in, The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century and the New York Times. In 2015, Dante presented at the Personal Democracy Forum to discuss the role of technology and social movements. Dante has been honored by Revolt TV, The Root, MTV, Huffington Post and the Roosevelt Institute for his powerful work to develop next generation grassroots leaders. A graduate of Monmouth University, Dante received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications. You can find Dante on Twitter at @DantBarry.