• Joseph Phelan

    Founder of WeAreNotTrayvonMartin.com

    Joseph Thomas Phelan is a strategic communications consultant with over 13 years of experience leading communications and strategy development for racial and economic justice organizations and campaigns. Most recently, Joseph founded and is a principle at WeAreNotTrayvonMartin.com, a website and meme that encouraged honest and raw conversations about race and pushed for commitments by participants to take action to end racism in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The website went viral earning appearances in JET, TIME, and Chicago Public Radio.

    Previously, Joseph served as the Communications Director for Caring Across Generations (a campaign of Jobs with Justice and the National Domestic Workers Alliance). Before that, he was the Communications Coordinator at the Miami Workers Center, and a founding staff member and Communications Director of Florida New Majority, a state wide voter engagement organization. He was a fellow with Center For Community Change, a board member of the Center for Story Based Strategy, and a founding editor of Organizing Upgrade.


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