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Brea Baker

Using culture to fuel impact and build political power

Brea is a skilled communications strategist, influencer engagement professional, activist/organizer, and social impact advisor. She has contributed to dozens of electoral and advocacy campaigns including the 2017 Women’s March (where she served as the youngest national organizer), the 2018 student walkouts against gun violence, Jumaane Williams’ successful bid for NYC Public Advocate, and more.

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Using culture to fuel impact and build political power

Brea Baker is a queer Black millennial woman working at the intersections of race, gender identity, public safety, and community. Currently working as Director of Programs at Inspire Justice, Brea understands that we need a multi-pronged approach to the complex problems facing society. Working across fields and industries from activism to the entertainment industry to electoral work and politics, she believes in the need for progressive policy along with a culture that reflects and affirms everyone’s right to thrive.

Brea is a skilled communications strategist, influencer engagement professional, and activist/organizer with a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. She has contributed to dozens of electoral and advocacy campaigns including the 2017 Women’s March (where she served as the youngest national organizer), the campaign to #FreeMeekMill, the 2018 student walkouts against gun violence, Jumaane Williams’ successful bid for NYC Public Advocate, and more.

For her work in coalition with other activists and organizers, Brea has been recognized as a 2017 Glamour Women of the Year, 2019 i-D Up and Rising, and has spoken on her work globally. In addition to her full-time work with Inspire Justice, Brea is an active member of Justice League NYC (a rapid-response criminal justice task-force), a co-chair for the Board of Activists for COMMUNITYx (a revolutionary tech-startup by and for activists), and the Grassroots & Community Liaison for Justice For Black Girls (a non-profit addressing the criminalization and adultification of femme Black youth).

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  • Brea Baker- Read Every Word of This Yale Student’s Account of Racism at Her School
    In a new essay for Elle, Brea Baker breaks down the racism she sees at Yale University, how the school has tried to fix issues on campus and the things…
  • These 5 Steps Towards Anti-Racism Begin with Living Values Out Loud, Writes Activist Brea Baker
    PEOPLE’s Voices from the Fight Against Racism will amplify Black perspectives on the push for equality and justice
  • Brea Baker- An Activist At Yale On What It’s Like To Be #BlackonCampus
    Brea Baker, 21, is a senior at Yale from Freeport, NY, and the president of Yale's NAACP chapter. Over the phone late Wednesday evening, she spoke to ELLE.com to walk…
  • Brea Baker About Inspire Justice Activists on Juneteenth in Hollywood and Using the Day Off as a “Day On”
    The social impact agency's Brea Baker and Taylor K. Shaw, who educate and train stars, influencers and media companies to use their platforms for social good, explain how the entertainment…
  • Brea Baker About ‘I Can’t Focus on Abortion Access if My People Are Dying’
    Some Gen Z and millennial women said they viewed abortion rights as important but less urgent than other social justice causes. Others said racial disparities in reproductive health must be…
  • Parents are learning to do math online with confidence
    Kate Snow is teaching parents simple ways to help their kids with math.
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