Shirah Dedman

Shirah Dedman is an afroecologist, specializing in environmental analysis of the African-American experience. She is the filmmaker of two widely released documentaries: Follow the Drinking Gourd and YOU A NOMAD. Shirah was formerly an associate at the Equal Justice Initiative, where she took part in EJI's community education project, speaking about the lynching of her great-grandfather. She is also an alum of the University of Arkansas Law School Agricultural & Food Law Program.