Founder & Executive Director of EveryBlackGirl, Inc.
Vivian’s work is rooted in representing justice by promoting the health and wellbeing of young people, families, and communities of color, with a direct focus on Black girls. She is the founder and executive director of EveryBlackGirl, Inc., a grassroots organization that centers Black girls and pushes for the radical systemic change that is needed to have a world worthy of the genius and heart of every Black girl.
Vivian’s work is to elevate the voices and power of Black girls, so they can dismantle the harmful systems that create school push out, practice care and restorative justice, and can be leaders in determining their own lives and journeys. Vivian has long been an activist and healer working with youth, family, and community programs, and her work continues today locally, nationally, and internationally.
Vivian has been involved with two award-winning documentaries: She has served as an advisor on Pushout, and she isa film participant featured in on On These Grounds and continues to speak to audiences at screenings nationally and internationally.
- The Impacts of Policing in Schools
- Restorative Justice
- Reproductive Justice
- Healing Justice as a Practice
- Ending Gender-based Violence
- Criminalization of Black Girls
- Community Organizing
- Youth Mentorship
- Educator Training & Support
Previous Speaking Engagements:
- African American Policy Forum
- Alaska Black Caucus
- Alliance for Gun Responsibility
- Boston Children’s Film Festival
- Community Voices for Public Education
- Movies that Matter
- My Girl Story
- Furman University
- In Our Names Network
- The Lawyers Committee for Children’s Rights
- San Francisco International Film Festival
- Sarah Lawrence College
- University of South Carolina