Evelyn Lynn

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Southern Director

Originally from a small town in Western North Carolina, Evelyn Lynn has 15 years of experience in grassroots organizing and campaigns, primarily around issues in the criminal legal system. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Evelyn served as the Campaign Manager at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, an organization that closed two youth prisons and helped transform the state’s approach to juvenile justice. After Katrina, she helped found Safe Streets/Strong Communities, a community organization led by formerly-incarcerated people and families impacted by law enforcement violence. In Atlanta, she helped launch the Racial Justice Action Center, an organization that supports transformative organizing initiatives led by those targeted by the criminal legal system.

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