Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.
— President Barack Obama

THE CURATOR: Dirrick Butler

Dirrick Butler a native of Dallas, Texas attended Clark Atlanta University where he received his B.A. in Mass Media Arts and later attended Loyola University Chicago where he received a Masters of Education in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies. He began his career in New Orleans and continued in Chicago at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men. 

While in New Orleans, Dirrick was nominated and won the Young Educator of the Year award through the New Orleans chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and recognized by Mayor Mitch Landrieu for his work in the Central City neighborhood. 

Currently, he serves as the Manager of Scholar Experience and Events at the Chicago Scholars Foundation, a college access, success and leadership development program in Chicago. His primary job is to ensure that Scholars (program participants) experience quality programming, build community and feel a sense of belonging in the CS space. 



We The People began as a small idea to highlight the amazing and impactful work of millennials across the country. The video series grew to then highlight not only millennials of color, but activism in all forms through interviews and biweekly podcasts. 

For Season 3, We The People looks to incorporate diverse millennial voices on topics and issues that directly impact us as a collective. These topics/issues range from Millennials in the Workplace to Dating and Relationships, and even Civic Engagement. 

Our goal is to create content that gives viewers hope and inspires them to take action, lift their voices, and bring about change in their communities to issues that matter to them in their own unique way.