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Emerald Snipes-Garner, Founder &
Executive Director

Emerald is proud to be a vocal advocate who has worked with activists and legislators across the nation to propose legislation, educate and organize the community. Emerald’s life experience catapulted her into social activism, standing alone outside of the NY Police Department and declaring that she would never give up following her father and sister’s death. Emerald’s first official organizing position was with the National Action Network under the leadership of Reverend Al Sharpton where she co-chaired all of the National Action Network marches for Eric Garner and Erica Garner in NYC and across the nation.

Emerald’s advocacy and relationship building skills have helped to advance the mission of “We Can’t Breathe Inc” by amplifying the need for communities to remain vigilant and focused long after police violence is no longer a news headline.

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Finding My Voice: On grieving my father, Eric Garner, and pushing for Justice

By Emerald Garner,

Monet Dunham,

and Etan Thomas

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