Anya Dillard – Black History Month 2023 #BlackHistoryMonth
Anya Dillard is an activist, co-founder of the Youth Never Let Up Coalition and founder of The Next Gen Come Up, a nonprofit that encourages young folks to explore activism and community service using art as a tool for creating social impact.
In her community, Anya is best known for helping to organize the largest civil rights protests in West Orange history (garnering an audience of over 3,000 people), co-organizing her town’s first-ever Juneteenth Celebration, contributing to her high school’s first climate strike walkout, and being appointed as president of the first all-female all POC Student Council cabinet in her high school’s history.
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