Brittany Packnett CunninghamCo-founder of Campaign Zero Washington, DC Award Year: 2020
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an educator, organizer, and writer. Described by President Obama as a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Brittany was an appointed member of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing as well as the Ferguson Commission. She is a co-founder of Campaign Zero, a police reform campaign, and was previously the executive director of Teach for America in St. Louis, Missouri. Brittany has worked to impart lessons of movement-building, social impact, leadership, and empowerment for women and girls, especially girls of color. She continues to advocate for urgent systemic change through national and international media.