Brittany T. Oliver is a civil and women's rights advocate, photojournalist and a non-profit and communications professional who uses a racial equity lens to approach her interests in the arts, social justice and the environment.
A native of West Baltimore, she studied visual art intensively until she went off to college to earn a B.S. in Mass Communication from Towson University to use her skills to bring people together with an impetus for social change.
Raised by her mother and grandmother, Brittany grew up witnessing how society treated single Black women of inner city communities, which led to her latest project to investigate the intersections of race, class and gender as the theoretical and political framework for understanding the Black woman’s condition and struggle for liberation.
As the Police Accountability Program Coordinator and Communications Associate at the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, she advocates and organizes on a variety of civil rights issues and assists with all aspects of advocacy and communications. Prior to joining the ACLU, she interned at Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Himmelrich PR and Johns Hopkins University. Earlier this year, she became a Curatorial Consultant for Art + Feminism, a campaign that works to improve coverage of women and art on Wikipedia through femme-driven editorship. Brittany is a member of the Baltimore Activists of Color Organized for Equity and Baltimore Public Relations Council.