Dante Barry is a Black writer, grassroots organizer, and digital campaigner. Dante is currently at the helm of the country’s leading Black and Brown led national racial justice network to end mass criminalization and gun violence, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice. Million Hoodies develops next generation leaders to combat anti-black racism and systemic violence to create the conditions for a safer and just world. As the Executive Director, Dante works out of the National Office and collaborates with staff, board, and national leadership to build a powerful network of emerging human rights leaders on the front lines for radical social change.Previously, Dante led organizing, policy, and leadership development programs at the Center for Media Justice, the Roosevelt Institute, and School Based Health Alliance. Barry frequently contributes to MSNBC, The Nation Magazine, The Guardian, Huffington Post, EBONY Magazine, Truthout, Al Jazeera America, and has been featured in, The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Democracy Now. In 2015, Barry presented at the Personal Democracy Forum to discuss the role of technology and social movements. Barry has been honored by Revolt TV, The Root, and Huffington Post Black Voices for his contributions to the racial justice and Black liberation movements. A graduate of Monmouth University, Dante received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications.