Speaker Profile

Julien Burns

Director of Impact and Innovation
Fission Strategy

Julien is a digital strategist and anti-racist organizer based in New Orleans. As a member of European Dissent he turns out white co-conspirators in support of POC-led campaigns. In 2015, he led digital engagement for Take ‘Em Down NOLA as they built a successful multiracial movement to take down Confederate monuments. At Fission Strategy he helps advocacy organizations develop audience-specific digital strategies that move supporters up the ladder of engagement. Julien's background is in community engagement and advocacy training in the AIDS field. He has helped dozens of emerging advocates from marginalized populations develop their voices and has organized and facilitated panels with an eye towards featuring these voices.