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Brittany Packnett Cunningham    

Activist, Educator, Writer & MSNBC Contributor

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Cunningham is an unapologetic educator, organizer, and writer. Her popular 2019 TED Talk on Confidence has garnered nearly 3 million views worldwide. Cunningham is the author of the forthcoming book, "We Are Like Those Who Dream, with One World".

Cunningham is an NBC News and MSNBC Contributor and former Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics exploring social change and intersectional activism. A lifelong activist and proud member of the Ferguson Uprising, Cunningham is co-host of the 2019 iHeart Radio Best Political Podcast, "Pod Save The People".

Cunningham was an appointed member of the Ferguson Commission and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Today, she continues to advocate for urgent systemic change at critical decision making tables and through national and international media.

She has graced the cover of Essence Magazine, been named one of TIME Magazine’s 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, and honored at the 2018 BET Awards as "one of the fiercest activists of our time." Cunningham has been named one of Marie Claire's 50 Most Influential Women for the past two years, LinkedIn’s Next Wave, received the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership and shares the number 3 spot on Politico’s 2016 50 Most Influential list, among others.

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