Devren Washington

Organizing Director

In his role as Organizing Director, Devren (hey/they) collaborates with local organizations to build a strategy for liberation based on an intersectional analysis of how technology aggravates their core fights, and identifies opportunities for larger collaboration to build power among Philly’s left movement ecosystem and beyond.

During his time with Movement Alliance Project, Devren launched Philly Tech Justice, which successfully pressured the City of Philadelphia to create a Digital Equity Plan to connect offline city residents, and the PHLConnectED program, which has connected over 35,000 students to broadband since 2020. He has also led key pieces of work fighting against surveillance and for renewed and continued investment in local marginalized communities.

Devren is a core organizer with the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, a steering committee member of the Philly Community Wireless Project, and an Advisory Council member of National BailOut.