ACTIVIST CRUSH TUESDAY

Each Tuesday we're taking a moment to recognize, celebrate, and boost the work of one amazing activist. Join us in drawing hope and inspiration from their commitment to their causes, and the difference they are making each and every day.


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MAY 16, 2017

CRUSH OF THE WEEK.
Brittany Packnett

WHERE TO FIND HER.
Twitter: @MissPackyetti
Instagram: MsPackyetti

WHY WE'RE CRUSHING.
Brittany Packnett is one of Time Magazine's 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, and that is just the fifth most impressive thing about her. 

She's an activist - a protester in Ferguson, Missouri, an advocate for women and girls of color, and the creator of Build Love + Power (@BuildLovePower), a site that aims to get everyday people to create positive change in the world.

She's a policy expert - a member of President Obama's 21st Century Policing Task Force and the Ferguson Commission, Packnett is now the co-founder of Campaign Zero (@join_campaign_0), a policy platform that targets state and local policymakers to enact change and fight police violence.

She's an educator - a VP at Teach For America(@TeachForAmerica), Packnett is in charge of national community alliances, working with communities of color on an agenda of equality for the first time in the organization's history.
 


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MAY 9, 2017

CRUSH OF THE WEEK.
Omar Jadwat, Director of the Immigrants Rights Project for the ACLU

WHERE TO FIND HIM.
@omarjadwat - https://twitter.com/OmarJadwat
https://www.aclu.org/bio/omar-jadwat

WHY WE'RE CRUSHING.
Recently, Omar Jadwat has been a rockstar, battling 45's "Muslim Ban" executive order since February. In fact, he was one of the first lawyers on the scene back when the executive order first came down, going to the federal courthouse in Brooklyn to get the emergency stay, that eventually led to the EO being blocked.

Jadwat has dedicated his career to helping immigrants, the poor, homeless, elderly, and those who have been deprived of their civil and human rights.