Elliott Smith is a social justice organizer, student, and advocate currently residing in Washington D.C. During the past four years he has helped lead the national efforts of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in shifting the narrative around poverty, building power, and influencing policies to fully address poverty and low wealth from the bottom-up. He has served as the director of student and youth engagement for Repairers of the Breach, and has played a pivotal role in developing a national labor union support committee for the Campaign, working with international labor unions to address higher wages, better working conditions and affordable healthcare for workers.
Elliott is the great grand-nephew of civil rights matriarch Amelia Boynton, lead strategist in the Selma Voting Rights Campaign who was beaten unconscious on the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the right to vote. He is certified in Level I and Level II Kingian Nonviolence and educates people on the principles of moral fusion organizing. Starting in the fall of 2022, Elliott will be pursuing a Masters of Public Administration/Public Policy at the American University School of Public Affairs in Washington D.C. In his free time Elliott enjoys writing, listening to music and playing basketball. He is committed to continuing the legacy of his ancestors in fighting for justice, love and building the Beloved Community