Brittany Packnett is a St. Louis native who works on issues of educational equity, quality teaching and youth leadership development, with a focus on culturally responsive leadership in marginalized communities. She taught elementary school in Teach For America's 2007 Washington, DC corps, and later, as a Capitol Hill staffer and policy advocate on TFA's national Government Affairs team. Brittany currently serves as Executive Director of Teach For America | St. Louis. Under her leadership, the 20,000 student region set records in fundraising & culturally responsive leadership. In Ferguson and beyond, she has been an active protestor and activist for issues of racial and social equity. Since August 2014, she has supported organizing work including the #Ferguson Protestor Newsletter and Open Letters, and the #FergusonFireside conference calls. In 2014, Brittany helped bring community voice to the Ferguson Commission and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing as an appointee to each. She's been named one of TIME Magazine's 12 New Faces of Black Leadership. In 2015, Brittany was one of four activists to launch Campaign Zero, a comprehensive policy proposal to reduce police violence in the US based on community and activist input, research and rigorous data. The group believes we can see a day where no one dies to police violence.
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