Charlene is a leader and activist from Chicago who organises through a Black queer feminist praxis.
She is the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), with experience as a social justice activist, community organiser, teacher and writer on issues such as developing young leaders, building capacity within marginalised communities, migrant rights, and economic justice.
Charlene has used her Fellowship to strengthen and develop relationships between the food justice and land struggle movements in the US and Brazil.
Part of her fellowship included attending university courses in food studies and undertaking an intensive Portuguese language course. A key output from the fellowship is a new book called Unapologetic: a Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.
Part of the Fellowship Programme
Based in Chicago, United States