Dante Barry

Executive Director, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice

Dante Barry
Named in Revolt TV’s New Leaders of Social Justice, Dante Barry is a grassroots organizer, communications strategist, and the Executive Director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, a national racial justice network of 60,000 members founded to protect and empower young people of color from mass criminalization and gun violence. Dante ran campaigns, organizing and leadership development programs for national progressive organizations including the Center for Media Justice, the Roosevelt Institute, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, School Based Health Alliance, and the Political Development Group, LLC. Dante is committed to building a just society valuing the leadership and dignity of all Black people and other marginalized communities.

Dante has appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, NPR, New York Times, Al Jazeera America, MSNBC, BBC World Service, among other outlets and has written extensively on policing, racial justice, Black activism post Trayvon Martin, and citizenship for the Nation Magazine, Colorlines, Huffington Post, MTV News, Next City, and more. As a student organizer, Dante graduated from Monmouth University with a degree in Political Science, International Relations, and Communications. Dante is also a graduate of the New Organizing Institute 2011 Blackroots New Media Bootcamp. Currently, Dante sits on the Millennial Advisory Board for the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
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