Ejeris Dixon

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Ejeris Dixon


Ejeris Dixon is a New York City activist.

Background

"I sat upstairs in my aunt's bedroom escaping into her copy of Angela Davis's autobiography. In the kitchen below my mom and aunt discussed what to do with me. After a series of issues it had become clear to my family that it was no longer safe for me to live with my parents. As I devoured Angela's words I felt inspired by her strength. As I read about the struggles that she was facing I realized that no matter what happened with me, I was going to be fine. I first started organizing because I wanted to support all people who've ever felt powerless, marginalized, and oppressed to grow their leadership and to win concrete changes in their lives. As I continue to organize I realize that everything I now know about strategy I first learned through survival."

Ejeris Dixon is an organizer and political strategist with 15 years of experience working in racial justice, LGBTQ, anti-violence, and economic justice movements. She is the Founding Director of Vision Change Win Consulting where she partners with organizations to build their capacity and deepen the impact of their organizing strategies. From 2010 - 2013 Ejeris served as the Deputy Director, in charge of the Community Organizing Department at the New York City Anti-Violence Project where she directed national, statewide, and local advocacy efforts on hate violence, domestic violence, and sexual violence. From 2005 - 2010 Ejeris worked as the founding Program Coordinator of the Safe OUTside the System Collective at the Audre Lorde Project where she worked on creating community based transformative justice strategies to address hate and police violence.

She speaks and trains nationally on community organizing strategies for police violence, hate violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence as they impact LGBTQ communities and communities of color. Her writings and analysis have been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, SPIN Magazine, and CNN. In 2012 the White House recognized Ejeris as both an Emerging LGBT Leader and selected her as a featured speaker on violence against Black LGBT communities. She received a Bachelor's Degree in African American Studies at Yale University and a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service.[1]

She lives in Brooklyn, NY

RoadMap

Ejeris Dixon is a consultant with RoadMap, a Freedom Road Socialist Organization affiliated consultancy group .[2]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward

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Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Ejeris Dixon.[3]

""Introduction to Black feminism"

"Intro to Black Feminism" hosted by Sendolo Diaminah Cazembe Jackson, and Adrienne Maree Brown.

Tuesday, August 15 at 8:30 PM

Created for Black August Practice Group.

Sendolo Diaminah August 15, 2017;

Black people! Tonight my beloved sister Adrienne Maree Brown is leading a web discussion about Black Feminism as part of a series of Black August political education sessions hosted by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and BOLD.[4]

Those expressing interest on Facebook included Ejeris Dixon.

Black Ideological Struggle Webinar

Black Ideological Struggle: Radical, Liberal, Conservative Public · Hosted by Sendolo Diaminah and Cazembe Jackson

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Created for Black August Practice Group

Join Sendolo Diaminah for a conversation about why Black radicals can and must learn how to effectively engage liberal and conservative ideologies among our people.
September 2, 2017. Hey family! Here is the final recording from the Black August webinars! Sendolo Diaminah took lots of patience and creativity breaking down Black Ideological Struggle for us.[5]

Those expressing interest on Facebook included Ejeris Dixon.

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