Jamira Burley: Policy In The Time of Social Justice

We continue our celebration of Black History Month by sharing the story of Jamira Burley. She’s the 27-year-old Senior Campaigner for Gun Violence and Criminal Justice, Amnesty International.

She’s profiled as part of NBC’S "NBCBLK28" Project. She told NBC she grew up in a drug-infested, violent neighborhood. Her brother was shot and killed when she was just 15-years-old.

She was the first in her family to graduate high school. She also attended Temple University and decided she wanted to work in "the trenches doing anti-violence work" after college graduation.

Read more about Jamira Burley and the NBCBLK28 Project.

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