Assistant Director of Organizing
Sherrell Richardson is the Assistant Director of Organizing. Before joining Common Justice, she worked with The Child Center of NY as Program Director of the first NYPD Community Center in Brooklyn, NY, recruiting and serving over 500+ residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Prior to that, Ms. Whitmire served at The Brownsville Community Justice Center doing ATI, Workforce Development, and Placemaking with court-involved youth and community members. She launched the Young Women’s Collective first community organizing group for victims of violence in Brownsville, creating a program model focused on healing, professional development, and entrepreneurship.
She has organized over 50 youth and community-led events bringing the community together. She loves incorporating the arts into the work she does and is most proud of curating The Arts & Social Justice Symposium in 2016, creating dialogue around racial injustice globally, and using creative art such as dance, theater, music, and poetry as a medium of expression.
She holds a Bachelors in Social Work & Dance from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Social Work with a focus on Community Organizing, Planning & Development from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work.