Samuel Sinyangwe

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Samuel Sinyangwe

2017 Black Male Achievement Fellow
Founder of We The Protesters

Samuel Sinyangwe 2017 Black Male Achievement Fellow

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End systemic racism and police violence in America by developing cutting-edge, data-driven strategies to enact policy solutions.


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We The Protesters is building a scalable digital infrastructure to advance policy solutions at every level of government to end police violence in America. We The Protesters' work equips communities with comprehensive data on police violence, evidence-based policy solutions, and cutting-edge tools and strategies to hold their elected representatives accountable for implementing these solutions. We The Protesters seeks to initially secure policies within America's largest cities that end over-policing, restrict use of force, and strengthen community oversight. Longer term, We The Protesters aims to ensure these policies are implemented effectively to translate into meaningful reductions and, ultimately, the end of police violence.


Samuel Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and data scientist who co-founded We The Protesters to end police violence and systemic racism in America. Samuel supports movement activists across the country to collect and use data as a tool for fighting police violence through Mapping Police Violence and to advance policy solutions to this issue through Campaign Zero. Previously, Samuel worked at PolicyLink to support a national network of 61 Promise Neighborhoods communities to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He also worked with city leaders, youth activists, and community organizations develop comprehensive agendas to achieve quality education, health, and justice for young black men. Samuel has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, HuffPo, and other publications, as well as the Root 100 and 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 lists. He grew up in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from Stanford University in 2012, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system.

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