Brittany T. Oliver is an advocate, organizer, politico and comms professional living in Baltimore, MD. She is the founder of Not Without Black Women and was recently voted to be the new 2019-2020 president of the Public Purpose Journal at the School of Public Affairs at AU.
Named as “20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now” by Bitch Media, Brittany previously worked at the ACLU of Maryland in communications and co-directed Hollaback! Baltimore, an anti-street harassment organization that was the driving force behind the gender-biased policing data included in the U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore Police released shortly after the uprising in 2015.
One of Brittany’s most memorable accomplishments in her career was her grassroots organizing and campaigning skills that helped to spearhead the passage of the anti-harassment and discrimination bill (HB 1342/SB 1138) during the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session, which earned her a spot on the Baltimore Sun’s “Top 25 Women to Watch” list for her work. Brittany has also worked in Washington D.C. to advocate for federal policies such as the Women’s Health Protection Act, Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice more.
Brittany has facilitated many trainings and workshops at institutions such as John’s Hopkins University, the Global Women’s Institute, Towson University’s Center for Student Diversity, the Public Relations Society of America Conference, Enoch Pratt Library, UMBC Women’s Center, Institute for Policy Studies, National Conference for Student Women Leaders, University of Baltimore and more.
In 2019, Brittany became the recipient of the Emma Gonzalez Emerging Leader award by the Pride Center of Maryland and was featured on the "The Dig" for Maryland Public Television.
Brittany is interested in studying and researching the interplay between data, technology and communicative practice for effective advocacy and social change. Her policy interests include race and gender justice, climate change, voting rights, advancing peace and foreign policy and government accountability.
Brittany holds a B.S. from Towson University and is an MPAP policy and administration candidate at American University.
Brittany is interested in data, public policy, advocacy and research based projects.
She is also available for speaking engagements including trainings, workshops, conferences, keynotes and more.
She can speak to:
#MeToo and Ending Gender-Based Violence
Knowing Your Rights
Intersectional Policy Analysis
Amping Up Your Political and Civic Engagement
Social Justice Organizing 101
And much much more.