Brittany T. Oliver is a race and gender justice activist with over several years of experience in nonprofit management, political advocacy, communications and grassroots organizing and she lives for unruliness. Brittany is the founding director of Not Without Black Women, a social and political movement of Black women who aims to uplift women’s voices through advocacy, grassroots organizing, youth mentoring and coalition-building. Brittany also directs the Baltimore Chapter of Progressive Maryland where she focuses on the Mass Liberation Campaign, a comprehensive effort to end the mass criminalization of communities of color and low-income people, especially for women.
Brittany received national recognition for challenging white feminism during the beginning stages of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and a year later, she was invited to be a speaker at Lincoln Memorial, which drew a crowd of over 10,000 people. Named as “20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now” by Bitch Media, she is the former police accountability coordinator at the ACLU of Maryland and the former co-director of Hollaback! Baltimore - A driving force behind the “gender-biased policing” aspect of the U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore Police released after the 2015 Baltimore Uprising.
In July 2016, Brittany was a member of a historic delegation of activists in Palestine aimed to build solidarity between Black and Palestinian liberation movements and since then, she has become an advocate to promote civil, political and human rights in international policy. Soon after returning home from Palestine, Brittany tragically lost her uncle to gun violence in her hometown, which often reminds her of why she’s committed to social justice.
Brittany holds a B.S. from Towson University. In her free time, she's a naturalist, enjoys visual and performing arts and mentors underserved Black girls and teens in West Baltimore. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @brittuniverse