Brea Baker is a writer and freedom fighter who has been working on the frontlines for almost a decade first as a student activist and now as a national and global strategist. In that time, she has contributed to dozens of electoral and advocacy campaigns including the 2017 Women’s March (where she served as the youngest national organizer), the 2018 student walkouts against gun violence, Jumaane Williams’ successful bid for NYC Public Advocate, and more. In addition, Brea advises storytellers and industry leaders on making content that builds our collective imagination.
Brea has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University where she held internships with the U.S. Department of State, Public Defender Service DC, and served as President of Yale’s NAACP Chapter and Co-Director of AIDS Walk New Haven. She is currently writing Rooted: The American Legacy of Land Theft & The Modern Movement for Black Land Ownership, which will delve into one of the nation’s first sins: stealing and hoarding the land. The book will use narrative, family anecdotes alongside a historical timeline to demonstrate how land theft has been detrimental in creating and widening the racial wealth gap, privatizing natural resources, and creating a permanent barrier to land that should be a birthright for Black and Indigenous communities.