Brittany T. Oliver is a civil and women's rights advocate and public affairs professional based n Baltimore, MD. She’s the president of the Public Purpose Journal at American University and the founder of Not Without Black Women.
Named as “20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now” by Bitch Media, Brittany has worked in social justice for several years focusing in activism, public policy and communications. Brittany previously worked at the ACLU of Maryland 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. DOJ report on Baltimore police released after the 2015 Baltimore uprising.
In 2016, Brittany became a member of a historic delegation of activists in Palestine aimed to build global solidarity between liberation movements and has also become an advocate of human rights as it relates to international policy. After returning home, Oliver tragically lost her uncle to gun violence in her hometown, which often reminds her of why she’s so committed to social justice.
In 2017, Brittany received national recognition for the call for intersectionality after a blog post she wrote went viral about the Women’s March on Washington. Soon after, Brittany founded Not Without Black Women, a volunteer-based grassroots organization that focuses on issue impacting Black women. A year later, she was invited to be a speaker at 2018 Women’s March on Washington organized on Lincoln Memorial, which drew a crowd of over 10,000 people.
One of Brittany’s most memorable accomplishments in her career was her fearless, grassroots advocacy that helped to spearhead the passage of the Anti-Sexual Harassment bill (HB 1342) during 2018 Maryland General Assembly - The biggest overhaul in the legislature in decades!
In 2018, Brittany was included in the Baltimore Sun’s “Top 25 Women to Watch” list and in 2019, she was awarded the "Emma Gonzalez Emerging Leader Award" by Pride Maryland. Brittany also appeared on the "The Dig" for Maryland Public Television during Women's History Month.
Brittany holds a B.S. from Towson University and is currently a graduate student at American University in Washington D.C.