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Jamira Burley

Board Member

Jamira Burley is the Senior Campaigner for Amnesty International USA—one of the first and largest human rights organizations in the world. Overseeing collaboration with partners as well as Amnesty’s national and international membership base, Burley develops and implements human rights driven campaigns on gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. Recognized by the White House as a "Champion of Change," she is dedicated to reshaping communities and disrupting the status quo.

Prior to joining Amnesty International USA, Burley worked over six years for The School District of Philadelphia as a youth development leader. She was recruited by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to lead the City of Philadelphia Youth Commission. As Executive Director for the Youth Commission, Burley represented the interests of over 600,000 Philadelphia youths and worked in the intersection of youth engagement and policy.

Appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to the Pennsylvania Commission on Children and Families, Mayor Michael Nutter Police Advisory Commission and Fund For Philadelphia Board, Burley has served on both city and state commissions. She was also appointed by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Kim-moon, to the United Nations Global Education First Initiative, Youth Advocacy Group.  For the last three years, Burley has traveled to over 15 countries advocating for the rights of every child to have access to quality education. She received her bachelor's degree in International Business and Legal Studies from the Temple University. 
Burley was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed by the District Council on February 2, 2016 and sworn in on March 17, 2016.