Brittany Packnett

  • Fall 2018

Brittany Packnett is a national leader at the intersection of culture and social change. Brittany serves as Vice President of National Community Alliances & Engagement for Teach For America and co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence.

An active protestor in Ferguson and beyond, Brittany sat on the Ferguson Commission and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Brittany contributes frequent commentary on politics, culture, race and gender to the Webby award-winning Pod Save the People, Mic News, and many major publications. She founded Love & Power, a platform to outfit people for justice. Brittany has graced the cover of Essence Magazine, been named one of TIME Magazine’s 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, and honored at the 2018 BET Awards.

Brittany holds the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership and shares the number 3 spot on Politico’s 2016 50 Most Influential list. Brittany sits on the board of Rise To Run, an organization recruiting progressive women to run for office, and Erase The Hate, NBCUniversal's initiative to rid the world of discrimination.

Her study group will explore an essential question to the future of social change: can intersectional movements exist-and are they necessary.

Find her @MsPackyetti on social media.