SHIRAH DEDMAN

Creating Media for the Movement

Shirah Dedman is an activist, filmmaker, and attorney. From a high school dropout at 15-years-old to a licensed lawyer by the age of 23, she inexplicably found herself consistently un- and under-employed. So after her last layoff, she decided to relentlessly pursue her true passion: the intersection between media, economics, race and the environment.

 

Last year, Shirah was featured the Equal Justice Initiative and Google produced short film UPROOTED, documenting her family's return to the site of her great-grandfather's lynching.

 

She also released YOU A NOMAD, a short  documentary about the displacement of  Oakland's black population.