Logistics Director | Black Voter Matter Fund
Dean Charles Anthony II is the Logistics Director for Black Voters Matter. Dean specializes in campaign strategy and community grass root organizing. Over the last ten years, he has dedicated his work to building power in Black communities and promoting high electoral turnout. Dean has worked with and for numerous campaigns and non-profits across the country. Of recent note, he was the Field Director for the 2022 Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign. While at Black Voters Matter, Dean worked as Deputy National Field Director before his current role as Logistics Director. He is also a nationally published photographer and Founder and President of Ant Strategies, Media and Logistics, or Ant Strategies for short. Dean Charles Anthony II received his bachelor's degree from Murray State University with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in Theatre.
Overview: Throughout history and long before the rise of modern technology, hip-hop has been a powerful platform for artists to raise awareness of the social and political injustices that plague the Black community. From Grandmaster Flash to Furious Five to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop artists have spotlighted the systemic web of American racism, violence against Black people, social, economic, and political inequality, and the need for Black civic participation through their art. This workshop will discuss how young people can use their voices, platforms, and artistry to enact real change on campus, in the community, and in the world.