David Johnson (he/him)

Punitive Justice and Community Health Panelists

As an abolitionist, organizer, activist, advocate, policy analyst, consultant, trainer, facilitator, and public speaker, David draws upon his personal experience with antiblackness, incarceration, violence, trauma, mental illness, and substance misuse in his efforts to secure divestment from oppressive practices that harm and marginalize communities, while expanding investment in transformative, health-centered responses to community needs. He is a team member at Grassroots Leadership and Texas Advocates for Justice, a member of the Community Strategy Team for Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health, a member of the Reimagine Public Safety Task Force for the City of Austin, the Recovery Ambassador for Solstice Recovery Foundation, a member of the board for BRAVE Communities, a co-founder of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery – Texas (CAST), and a former peer policy fellow with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Policy Academy.

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