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Mark Winston Griffith

Brooklyn Movement Center
Executive Director
Mark Winston Griffith is the founding Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC), a multi-issue, membership-based, community organizing group building power in Bedford-Stuyvesant and North Crown Heights. BMC is also launching a digital investigative journalism magazine, Brooklyn Deep, which is home to the popular podcast, Third Rail.

Mark was an adjunct faculty member of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism where he taught a course in Urban Social Issues. In the decade prior to joining BMC, Mark was the field organizer for the MOVE NY campaign, the Senior Fellow for Economic Justice/Executive Director at the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI), and the co-director of the New Economy Project.

In the early nineties, Mark co-founded the Central Brooklyn Partnership and the Central Brooklyn Federal Credit Union, which at the time was the nation’s largest community-based financial cooperative.

Mark currently serves on the boards of Riders Alliance, Free Speech TV and the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union. He’s also served on the boards of the Center for an Urban Future, City Limits and the Center for Working Families.

Mark was a 2013 Tow-Knight Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. His articles and public policy analysis have appeared in dozens of publications including the New York Times, the Nation, the New York Daily News, the Huffington Post, the Village Voice, the Source, Spin, and Mother Jones. He is a frequent commentator of WNYC, NPR and New York 1.