Zoe Bambara

Activist and Atlanta native Zoe Bambara has long held the role of defending and upholding the rights of everyone, even though just turning 19-years old earlier this year. She recently led the charge to organize the downtown Atlanta march to protest the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, among many others Bambara has committed to firmly stand for the rights of all oppressed. That march, which was on May 29th, brought out over 5,000 people and was the kickstart to what people are now calling Atlanta’s “Modern Civil Rights Movement”. She now travels to Kentucky almost every weekend to fight for justice for essential worker Breonna Taylor. Zoe is a part of Louisville 87, a group of people who were arrested on Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s front lawn, for what the late John Lewis liked to call “Good Trouble”. Also as of right now, Zoe, works with the We Are Tired Movement as the Program Coordinator. She works with Until Freedom Atlanta as the Anti-Violence committee leader, and she also worked with Rise, an organization that is aimed towards fighting voter suppression and fighting for free college. She is currently a Digital Organizing intern at Women Engaged. Zoe is now a sophomore at Morris Brown, an HBCU in Atlanta. She is continuing plans for more protests, and to partner with more organizations and people who share her mission. Bambara’s future plans also include creating a non-profit community center that assists with access to therapists, yoga, and other ways to cope with mental health. This center will be open to all and will also focus on the needs of Black women. She also wishes to open a women shelter to help young black women with children.