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Chastity Lord is the Chief Operating Officer at Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. We activate our members to take action on crucial issues—from criminal justice to media representations to the social safety net and voter freedom—so that we can build the power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Color Of Change was founded in 2005 in response to the realization that during Hurricane Katrina—as Black people were left stranded on their roofs to die—no one was afraid of disappointing Black people because there were no consequences for doing so. Every day, we work to build the infrastructure, leadership, strategies and savvy that will create consequences for racial injustice, and build momentum for implementing solutions that move Black people and all people forward.
The COO has overall strategic and operational responsibilities as well as both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from client and project management to administration and human capital. The COO partners closely with the Executive Director to chart Color Of Change’s growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. She is a member of the fifth class of Aspen-Pahara Education Fellows and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.