Speaker Profile

Mervyn Marcano


Mervyn is a strategic communications leader with 15 years of experience in racial justice work. He is a co-founder of Blackbird, which provides strategic rapid response support in The Movement for Black Lives. He has served as a communications director at, The League of Young Voters and The Praxis Project. As a consultant, Mervyn managed communications for broad public- private initiatives around housing and economic development in the San Francisco Bay Area; strengthened advocacy efforts for juvenile justice reform; and served as counsel during tough media cycles for both elected officials and labor unions.

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