Meet Jamira Burley video transcript

Jamira Burley sits in a room and speaks to the camera. White text appears at the bottom of the screen and then fades.
JAMIRA: I am a gun violence prevention activist and an educator trying to close the skills gap. My work started out of very personal experience, being directly impacted by gun violence when, in 2005, my brother Andre was shot and killed.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Jamira Burley
Activist & Social Impact Consultant
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JAMIRA: That moment allowed me to see myself as a leader and allowed me to see myself as more than what my community expected me to be, and since then I've been trying to kind of give that power back to young people and to create space and opportunity for them.
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JAMIRA: It's all about ensuring that the next generation of people can be a part of the process to make our world that much more inclusive.
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JAMIRA: The doors that Vital Voices have opened for me has been endless. It's been an opportunity to meet women from a range of different background but also women who are invested in who you are as a person as well as your career, and so there's a live-long fellowship of being a part of this family that I think is transformative. It is impactful, but also I feel like I'm part of a family of people who really care about who I am and the potential of what impact I can make in the community.
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JAMIRA: I am Jamira. I am a vital voice.
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