ACTIVIST & EDUCATOR
Brittany Packnett is a Black American activist, educator, writer, and Co-founder of Campaign Zero. A pillar of #BlackTwitter as @MsPackyetti, Brittany is renown for her dialogue and work in education and social justice.
Brittany was born on November 12 to parents Dr. Gwendolyn D. Packnett and late Rev. Ronald B. Packnett. She has one brother, Rev. Ronald B. Packnett Jr. Brittany's commitment to social justice emerges from her Christian faith and dedication to the liberation of all people. She is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis and American University in Washington. Presently, Brittany participates in the Aspen-Pahara Fellowship.
In response the murder of Michael Brown, Brittany became an active protester during the demonstrations in Ferguson, MO. Packnett has since continued her activism and coalition building through Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence she co-founded in the summer of 2015.
The same year at the height of the national crisis, Brittany was appointed to the Ferguson Commission and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Today, she continues to advocate for urgent systemic change at critical decision making tables and through national and international media.
In addition to her work as a community organizer, speaker, and force of social change she is the Vice President of National Community Alliances at Teach for America. In this role, Brittany leads partnerships with communities of color and with them, is crafting the organization’s first civil rights and equity agenda. A former teacher, policy expert, and non-profit executive director, Brittany has committed her life and career to justice.
Recently, Brittany launched Love + Power, a hub created to inspire, empower, and organize everyday people to seismically shift society.
Brittany Packnett has been named one TIME Magazine’s 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, LinkedIn’s Next Wave, received the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership and shares the number 3 spot on Politico’s 2016 50 Most Influential list.