Garlin Gilchrist II Director of New Media, Center for Community Change

Garlin Gilchrist II is the Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. Before joining CCC, Gilchrist was a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He served as the Social Media Manager for the Obama campaign in Washington in 2008. He co-founded and contributes to The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level , a leading Black political blog. Mr. Gilchrist co-founded blacknetaction , a strategic collective of Black bloggers and online activists who coordinate online campaigns across the country. As part of the New Organizing Institute's Trainer & Speakers Bureau, Gilchrist trains activists, candidates, and staffers on utilizing new media in their work.