Founding member, Fertile Ground Food Cooperative Board Chair, Southern Partners Fund Black Workers for Justice NC Association for Community Development Corporations
Fertile Ground Food Cooperative Southern Partners Fund
Business and Professional Women's Young Careerist Award NC NAACP Political Trailblazer Award Youth organizing Institute Ella Baker Award National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's Sistars Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice Leadership
Bachelor's of Arts from the College of William and Mary, 1997 Leadership Develop Training: School for Creative Organizing Rockwood Leadership Institute Community Builders Learning Project Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)
Erin Dale Byrd is a mother, community activist, political strategist, and cultural worker in Raleigh NC. She was raised in a military family with roots in Tennessee and Texas. She has 13 years of experience in successful coalition work on campaigns including increasing the minimum wage, public financing of judicial campaigns and same day voter registration. She is a proud member of Black Workers for Justice. She is the Civic Engagement Director of Blueprint’s NC, a collaborative of 53 progressive organizations in NC working for a fairer more just North Carolina. Blueprint NC is part of the State Voices national network.
Erin's work has focused on building the capacity of organizations with emphasis on culture, civic engagement/organizing, planning, communication and evaluation. She served as the treasurer of Southern Partners Fund. She is on the Executive Board of the NC State Conference of Branches of the NAACP as the state political action chair. She also serves on the board the the NC Association of Community Development Corporations.She is a member of the Fruit of Labor, a singing ensemble and the cultural arm of Black Workers for Justice. Erin’s B.A. (1997) in Sociology is from the College of William and Mary, in Virginia.