Ejeris Dixon, Executive Director

Ejeris Dixon

Ejeris Dixon (she/they) is an organizer and political strategist with 20 years of experience working in racial justice, LGBTQ, anti-violence, and economic justice movements.

From 2010 – 2013 Ejeris served as the Deputy Director, in charge of the Community Organizing Department at the New York City Anti-Violence Project where they directed national, statewide, and local organizing and advocacy initiatives on hate violence, domestic violence, police violence, and sexual violence. From 2005 – 2010 Ejeris worked as the Founding Program Coordinator of the Safe OUTside the System Collective at the Audre Lorde Project where they worked on creating transformative justice strategies to address hate and police violence.

They are a co-editor of the  Beyond Survival: Stories and Strategies of the Transformative Justice movement with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, which became a finalist for the Lambda Literary award in LGBTQ Anthology.  Ejeris’s writing, analysis, and advocacy have been featured in Truthout Magazine, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, SPIN Magazine, the New York Times, The New Yorker, NBC, CNN, Ms. Magazine, and The Nation. In 2012, the White House recognized Ejeris as an Emerging LGBT Leader twice and selected them as a featured speaker on violence against Black LGBTQ communities.

Ejeris received a Bachelor’s Degree in African American Studies from Yale University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. Ejeris is a karaoke diva, loves cooking complicated meals, and has lived in Brooklyn, NY for the past twenty years.

At Vision Change Win Ejeris works with clients on a variety of issues including:

  • Nonprofit management (including supervision and developing effective organizational structures)
  • Developing effective community organizing, public policy, and advocacy campaigns
  • Leadership development and political education programs
  • Coalition development and management
  • Leadership coaching
  • Addressing and developing anti-violence protocols and policies
  • Conflict Transformation

Ejeris is also available for public speaking engagements, workshops, to facilitate meetings on racial justice, community organizing, transformative justice, LGBTQ, anti-violence, economic justice, and other social justice topics.