Brittany Packnett

Activist. Educator. Thinker. Writer. Speaker. Change Agent.

United States of America


Combating Racism After Charlottesville

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with educator and activist Brittany Packnett about how people can help fight racism and white supremacy in their daily lives. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: One...


KIPP Keynote: Brittany Packnett at KSS 2017

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Full Video of Deval Patrick, Brittany Packnett, Tulaine Montgomery Pathbreakers Session

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The Arena Summit

In The Arena

Points Of Light National Conference

The Power of Our Movement

Mashable's Social Good Summit

Turning a Hashtag into a Call To Action

The New Yorker

Truth To Power

ESSENCE Unveils List Of 100 Woke Women For The May 2017 Issue

ESSENCE's 47th anniversary cover features a dozen women who are pushing the movement forward. For the first time ever, ESSENCE honors 12 women on its cover who are blazing...


Using tech to uproot systemic racism

Rejecting the backlash against hashtag activism, Brittany Packnett defended the work of the armchair activists on Twitter and other social media who have brought needed...


I'm an Activist, and Joy Is My Resistance

As a woman, a person of color, and someone who has chosen to pursue both love and power in the name of justice, self-care is the fuel I need to persist. For me, self-care can...

The Making Of A Hashtag: How Brittany Packnett Amplified #BlackWomenAtWork To Highlight Our...

While #BlackWomenAtWork was already in existence - Packnett reveals that she later found out she was not the first to use it - the activist was inspired to shape a conversation...

PBS NewsHour

Why do so few deadly police shootings end in police convictions?

Why do so few trials of police officers charged in on-duty shootings end in convictions? Most recently, the officers who shot and killed Philando Castile and Sylville Smith were...

Brittany Packnett: 'Efforts To Close Achievement Gap Have Long Ignored Black Educators'

Brittany Packnett, activist and Vice President at Teach for America, explains how Black educators are fighting for our children. For decades, Black folks have been saying that...


Brittany Packnett - On Teaching and Ferguson

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(P2) Brittany Packnett: Why those who experience inequity need to be leading this work

Brittany Packnett is the Vice President, National Community Alliances, Teach For America. Protestor and organizer in Ferguson and beyond, co-founder of We The Protestors and...

The Cut

Why White Women Must Make the Equal-Pay Fight More Inclusive

Last week, after watching two powerful black women be publicly berated by white men, it occurred to me that many unknowing Americans had just witnessed the slights that black...

Teen Vogue

DeRay Mckesson, Diane Guerrero, and More Share What Public Schools Mean to Them

Of the ongoing policy debates spurred by the Trump administration (and there are many to choose from), one of the most pressing regards the state of public education under Betsy...


"Race And..." Summit 2016 Mainstage

Moderator Jim Wallis President, Sojourners Featured Participants Peggy Flanagan Minnesota State Representative Taina McField Program Officer, The Nathan Cummings Foundation...