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Lauren Footman is from Yeadon, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and double minors in Political Science and Africana Studies. While at Bryn Mawr College, she charted a college chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and currently serves as the President of the NAACP PA State Conference Youth and College Division. Additionally, Lauren serves as a gun violence prevention Organizer for Generation Progress, the millennial arm of the Center for American Progress. Currently, Lauren is employed by a financial services firm in Philadelphia and remains committed to advocating for marginalized communities.

Recent Posts

Dec 06, 2016

Ever since November 9, I have been a in a state of disbelief, not because of the electorate's decision to select the Republican Party’s candidate, as the President elect, but at the events that have occurred since. There have been a spike in hate crimes, even more divisive rhetoric being spoke and unfortunately there is a clear correlation between these events and the 2016 election season. In this time, so much ignorance and intolerance was normalized.

Nov 07, 2016

Daily, we have borne witness to the divisive language and tactics that have been employed during the 2016 Election.

I have often had to remind myself: God is still in control and all things happen according to His plan.

Aug 23, 2016

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has always been on the front lines of Civil Rights since its inception, and this time is no different.

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