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Nybria Acklin

Leaders of Color Fellowship

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Lead Project Manager, Friends of Freedom House

Nybria Acklin is an artist and administrator based in New Orleans. She is a human resources manager at an education and capacity building nonprofit, and she is a deeply invested supporter of the arts and equity initiatives. Over the past two years, she’s worked with Friends of the Freedom House — a house museum and community space in New Orleans — as a lead project manager doing grant writing, research, and coordination support; strategic planning support; and administrative support for the organization's museum and archives projects. She commits to transition into the arts full-time with hopes of supporting BIPOC artists and culture workers to gain more access to funding, opportunities, and connections. Acklin graduated from Smith College in 2018 with a bachelors in Sociology. She is also a Venture for America and Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs alumna. Acklin is excited to participate in the National Leaders of Color Fellowship program, where she hopes to connect with like-minded individuals, and to better educate herself on the arts landscape and equity in the arts in order to make a positive impact in the field.