Robyn Lazette is a community organizer from Atlanta, GA and is currently enrolled in an institution to earn her credentials in Entertainment Business. She is also a songwriter and aspiring children’s book author. Her most recent project is a children’s book in which she hopes to continue pushing the message of positive representation for young, Black children. Shortly after Michael Brown Jr. was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, she began working as the Social Media Director with the campaign #ItsBiggerThanYou. As an executive board member, her duties included recruitment while utilizing digital tools, building social networking platforms to amplify the campaign, interacting with followers and partner organizations, and creating content to post. She joined a coalition working alongside various Atlanta-based organizations such as Southerners On New Ground, NAACP, Rise Up Georgia, Stop Mass Incarceration Network, and Ignite Kindred. She also worked as an advocate for the Fight For $15 with Southern Workers Organizing Committee and ATL Raise Up. The Dream Defenders, who work across Florida for social and economic justice, have offered her consistent training resources.
She was inspired to utilize her voice to fight for human rights during the state of Georgia’s decision to execute Troy Davis, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Her most recent work is with a campaign to demand the city of Atlanta reform their body camera policy in response to recent shootings and misconduct by the police department. She is also participating in a cohort fostered by the organization 400+1 to make tangible efforts to create change.