Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Brandi Williams

Organizing Director
Hip Hop Caucus

Brandi “Bea” Williams is the organizing director for the Hip Hop Caucus, serving as the resident expert on voting rights, criminal justice reform and other civil and human rights issues by leading the Respect My Vote and Good Trouble Department platforms. [Add a hyperlink to both websites or a page on HHC main website that includes descriptions of each platform] She lead Hip Hop Caucus’ 2020 presidential campaign, helping the organization reach 7.1 million multi-cultural millennial and Gen Z voters through their virtual Respect My vote voter registration and get out the vote (GOTV) efforts. Sixty-seven percent of those reached through their digital efforts were between the ages of 18 and 44, and more than half (52%) of them were women. During the past year, Brandi has shared her voting rights and criminal justice expertise in national media, on national podcasts and conferences to include Univision, The Special Report with Areva Martin and the Sybil Wilkes Show. Most recently, Brandi collaborated with public-sociologist and professor Dr. Felecia Arriaga to present Defunding the Police in Action, a workshop for Black public administrators across the country. The workshop, which was a part of the 2021 National Forum for Black Public Administrators annual conference Forum, helped educate participants on using heart-centered leadership as a part of their work and how to develop a defunded police budget.

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