2018 Team

Amber Phillips

Amber J. Phillips

Washington, D.C.

  • 2017
  • Fellow

Amber J. Phillips is a social justice organizer, digital strategist, and political and pop culture commentator who works to advance the rights of women, young people, people of color, and low-income communities. Amber is deeply committed to galvanizing her skills as a field and digital organizer to identify, train, and empower new leaders to spark social change within their communities.

In addition to being a Founder and Co-Director of the startup digital organizing firm BLACK (@_WeAreBlack), Amber is the co-host of The Black Joy Mixtape Podcast with Jazmine Walker. Amber is also the Senior Manager of Youth Leadership and Mobilization at Advocates for Youth. She proudly serves on the Board of Directors of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She is also a writer with Echoing Ida, a project of Forward Together that amplifies Black women’s thought leadership on critical social justice issues. Amber holds a degree in Social Work and Cultural Studies with a concentration in African-American Studies from Chatham College for Women.