The Organizer

Activist and Organizer Dante Barry talks about the people and events that shaped him, and his ongoing fight for social justice.

Dante Barry ’10 is executive director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization he helped found in response to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, by George Zimmerman in 2012. Since its inception, Million Hoodies has sought to build the next generation of human rights leaders and end anti-black racism and systemic violence. In recent years, Barry has expanded the organization’s reach beyond people of color. But he continues to draw on the lessons he first learned as a young black community organizer.

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