Ejeris Dixon, Founding Director

Ejeris DixonEjeris Dixon is an organizer and advocate with 15 years of experience working in racial justice, LGBTQ, anti-violence, and economic justice movements. She is the former Deputy Director, in charge of the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy Department at the New York City Anti-Violence Project where she directed national, statewide, and local advocacy efforts on hate violence, domestic violence, and sexual violence. She is also the founding program coordinator of the Safe OUTside the System Collective at the Audre Lorde Project where she worked on creating community based strategies to address hate and police violence.

She has been featured in multiple media outlets as a subject matter expert on violence as it impacts LGBTQ communities and communities of color: including the New York Times, Huffington Post, SPIN Magazine, CNN, the New Civil Rights Movement, the New York Post, NY1, and Citylimits. In 2012 the White House recognized her as both an Emerging LGBT Leader and selected her as a featured speaker on violence against Black LGBT communities. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in African American Studies at Yale University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.

At Vision Change Win Ejeris works with clients on a variety of issues including:

• Nonprofit management (including supervision and developing effective organizational structures)
• Grant writing
• Developing effective community organizing, public policy, and advocacy campaigns
• Participatory action research
• Report writing
• Leadership development and political education programs
• Coalition development and management
• Anti- oppression, diversity, and inclusion strategies
• Addressing and developing anti-violence protocols and policies

She is also available for public speaking engagements, workshops, to facilitate meetings on racial justice, LGBTQ, anti-violence, economic justice, and other social justice topics.