Garlin Gilchrist II’s passion for advocacy, technology and policy guide his actions as a professional and a public servant. Connecting technology, new media, and grassroots organizing is the cornerstone of Mr. Gilchrist’s work.
Garlin is the City of Detroit’s first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. Garlin’s job is to open up the city’s public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters.
He most recently served as the National Campaign Director atMoveOn.org, where he focused on mobilizing MoveOn’s seven million members on issues of civil rights, education, and technology policy advocacy through community organizing and online action. He also coordinated MoveOn’s 2012 election mobilization program,Voters Rising. Gilchrist also the founded Detroit Diaspora, a network for native Detroiters living elsewhere to connect with one another as well as people doing positive work in the city of Detroit.
Garlin is the former Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change, nbsp;where he build a base of online supporters that will advocate for public policies that are in the best interests of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, and reflect strong community values in ways that ensure that their authentic voices are heard, amplified, and respected. He currently serves on CCC’s Board of Directors’s.