Jack Bryson

Jack Bryson

Board Member
Community Activist


Jack Bryson was an unlikely community activist who became a spokesman in the national spotlight after December 31, 2008 when his two sons Jackie Jr. and Nigel were detained at the Fruitvale BART station platform and witnessed the murder of their longtime childhood friend, Oscar Grant by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle.

Since that time Jack has been a passionate advocate, public speaker, and activist on police accountability, racial profiling, economic justice, non-violence, and social change. Jack has been a bridge to connect labor unions to social justice causes that impact working class families. He has also dedicated much of his time and energy to supporting families coping with trauma due to violence.

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