Natalie Braye, 17, is an activist and one of the four founders of Youth for Black Lives, a Chicago-based youth activism organization focused on racial justice. This summer, she helped organized two Black Lives Matter protests, including the Chicago Youth Sit-In and March, bringing over 1,000 youth to the streets of downtown Chicago to protest police brutality. The Sit-In was featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, and Teen Vogue.
Natalie helped create Youth for Black Lives to give the young black women and girls behind the Black Lives Matter movement the recognition they too often don’t receive. In the future, she hopes to amplify the voices of other women in the movement, as well as inspire other young girls to get involved and make change in their community. She is currently a junior at Francis W. Parker High School.
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