Chris BuffordCampaign Strategist
Chris Bufford first joined Advancement Project National Office as a Voter Protection Organizer before transitioning to Campaign Strategist supporting the Justice Project program. Chris has been organizing over 10 years, focusing on disparities in Black communities. As a young person, he learned first hand about the inequalities facing marginalized communities from his lived experience growing up on the South Side of Chicago. Through organizing, he learned the intricacies of injustice and what he could do to fight for what he believes in, which is liberation for all Black people. He has since dedicated his life to achieving that vision.
Chris has been honored to work with various organizations at the local, state and national level, fighting for education, health care, and housing. Some of the campaign wins he helped achieve have included opening a level one trauma center on the South Side of Chicago, the implementation of Restorative Justice Hubs in Chicago, and city-wide school-based reform. He currently serves as an Advisory Council Member of the Community Justice Network for Youth, a national network of organizations fighting back against the over-criminalization of Black youth and fyouth of color.
Chris is also a founding member of BYP100. Chris believes that in order for us to achieve a world that is fair and just for all people, we have to put the last first and the first last. This belief is central to Chris’s political analysis and why he is so invested in BYP100 as his political home because of its Black, queer, feminist lens.