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JaTaune Bosby Gilchrist

Leaders USA 2023

Role

Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama

Location

Alabama

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Biography

JaTaune Bosby Gilchrist is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama, a nonprofit committed to preserving and protecting the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. She joined the ACLU of Alabama in 2015 before being selected as the organization's first Black woman to serve as executive director in August 2020. While centering statewide initiatives in Alabama around voting rights, criminal legal reform, and gender justice, JaTaune has also been instrumental in developing nationwide priorities as the visionary and co-creator of the ACLU’s Southern Collective, focused on collaboration and power building among the ACLU’s 12 affiliates based in the South. An advocate for community building, leadership development, and equity-focused initiatives, she is a TEDx speaker and serves as the vice chair for Renascence House, a Montgomery-based re-entry program.