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Samantha Daley, Interim Managing Director

Samantha Daley is a Jamaican, queer Black feminist whose origins in movement are deeply rooted in Reproductive Justice. Samantha was born and raised in South Florida, and currently resides in Miami. She is passionate about all things that are sex positive, herbalism, and champagne socialism. She is also a co-founder of the Carib Healing Collective which aims to heal and connect the Caribbean diaspora through herbalism, affirmation, and political education of Caribbean legacy in both in-person and on digital platforms. Her passion for working with youth, organizing, and building alternative structures has her excited and ready to build resources as the Development Coordinator for BYP 100. Sam is committed to uplifting sex positivity, writing, and enjoys traveling and crafting to do lists. You can find her building community, twerkin, or jumping on a plane for her next big adventure. Reach out to her at

Selamawit Gashaw, Emerging Chapters Organizer

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D’atra “Dee Dee” Jackson, National Director

D’atra “Dee Dee” Jackson (she/her) is an organizer, trainer, big sister, and godmother of four. Born and raised in Southwest Philly, she moved to Durham from Miami. She attended Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black institution for higher learning, where she obtained her B.S. in Recreation & Leisure Management, and Florida International University to obtain her Masters in Recreation and Sports Management. While attending FIU, she became active at the height of the murder of Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman verdict with an organization called Dream Defenders, founding the FIU chapter. Dee Dee is a trainer, leader, and respected party thrower here in Durham. She is currently the Co-Director of Ignite NC, which works with mostly Black, mostly queer, young organizers across to state to shift the culture of organizing in North Carolina.


She is also Co-Founder of the Durham Chapter of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100). Dee Dee has had her hand in efforts and actions such as bringing Participatory Budgeting to Durham, #DurhamBeyondPolicing, Justice for Reefa campaign, Black Mama’s/Black August Bail Outs, and some that shouldn’t be named. She is an aspiring movement DJ, named DJ MerQueen Gangsta for the Revolution. She is moving through the world with Libra sun, Aquarius rising, and Taurus moon. Contact:


Natasha Soto, Organizing Director

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Azzan Quick, Digital Media Productions Associate

Azzan Quick (he/they) is an independent filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist based in Durham, NC. He graduated from North Carolina Central University and is a documentary arts certificate recipient from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. After graduating from NCCU, Azzan began documenting movement work for various organizations, including BYP100. He creates films screened at festivals and used as political education tools that center the experiences of Black trans people and Black organizers. He now works with the communications team to produce video/photo content that will help spread our message and grow our base. Azzan is a Cancer sun, Leo rising, and Aquarius moon, and yes, it's as complicated as it sounds. Hit him up at

August Clayton, Development Associate

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Noelle Folden-McDowell, Finance and Operations Assistant

Noelle (she/her) is an Accounting/Finance Superstar with over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is dedicated to the mission of creating equality for black folks, where we all have a seat at the table. While working, her music playlist can bounce around with little trap music mixed with neo-soul, a touch of gospel, old school R&B and Rap, and maybe even a little country. You can reach out to her at

taylor money-worthy, People and Culture Coordinator

taylor money-worthy (they/them) is a student, dreamer, and a community organizer dedicated to the liberation of all oppressed people. A Pisces with Capricorn heavy placements, taylor loves to spend their time with family and friends by the water. taylor is currently Executive Assistant to the National Director and coordinates BYP100's Healing and Safety work. Contact them at

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