DeVante Hudson

Chief Organizing Officer

DeVante Hudson is the Chief Organizing Officer for The Chisholm Legacy Project. In this capacity, DeVante directs TCLP’s commitment to the Just Transition Framework through organizing by assisting frontline communities in gaining power through base building, grassroots leadership development, and comprehensive frontline leadership care.

DeVante, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, began his community organizing work with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. DeVante attended Morehouse College, where he obtained his B.A. in Political Science. In addition, he earned a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology with a concentration in Black Church Studies and Human Rights. DeVante served as a Change Fellow for the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights. DeVante has over a decade of experience in organizing and nonprofit leadership, including organizing a national ten-state voting rights campaign with Black Voters Matter (BVM) advocating for the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and DC Statehood. Recently, he led the strategic collaboration and development of a faith-based nonprofit called Unite, focusing on research-based best practices utilizing asset-based community development and collective impact strategies for place-based community flourishing.

DeVante resides in Atlanta, GA with his family and enjoys traveling and engaging in enriching conversations over shared meals.