Jamila Brown

Digital Communications Strategist
Opportunity Agenda
Jamila Brown is an experienced digital strategist and social entrepreneur who specializes in domestic and international advocacy campaigns. As The Opportunity Agenda’s Digital Communications Strategist, Jamila leads the development and implementation of all online platforms and social media outreach and engagement strategies. Working closely with the entire staff, Jamila builds a vibrant online presence that engages existing audiences, reaches new target audiences, and builds The Opportunity Agenda’s online profile and impact. Jamila’s passion for digital communications began when she served as the Program Director of two computer literacy programs in two public housing projects in Washington, D.C. For the past eight years, she has worked at the intersection of public policy and digital advocacy. Her efforts have spanned the globe, reaching from the United States to Honduras to South Africa. She is a Center for American Progress Leadership Institute alumna, a former Echoing Green semi-finalist, and a graduate of the New Organizing Institute's Digital Bootcamp.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Ink and Liberation: Superheroes, Comic Books and Racial Justice

Join this panel discussion of artist and advocates as they share the way in which race and racial justice has showed up in comics and graphic novels and how racial justice advocates can and do use serial art and superheroes to build and advance their racial equity work. You'll meet The Opportunity Agenda's Helvetika Bold, who wields a Racism Decoder Ring. Regine Sawyer will share her phenomenal work and the struggles of publishing for women of color. Ivan Velez Jr will share his long history in the populating the comics world with multicultural characters and queer content. Envision with these creative minds a world where imagination, art and a passion for justice can truly save the day.

Speakers: Jamila Brown, Regine Sawyer, Ivan Velez, Jr.

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Race and Masculinity: Perils, Pride and Pushing the Boundaries of Perception

Whether it be from hip hop to film, the arts to education, or sports to criminal justice, this workshop explores the perspectives and work of those who are taking innovative approaches to the different challenges that face boys and men of color in our society. Moderated by ARC Research Director Dominique Apollon.

Speakers: Jack DeJesus, Jamila Brown, Bayet Ross Smith