Dakota Hall, Executive Director
Dakota is a long time community organizer & youth advocate, and founding director of LIT.
Dakota studied finance at UW-Milwaukee where he got involved in student organizing and student government politics. There he ushered in the student voice to various statewide and national movements like Fight For $15, Student Debt Reform, and Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
After leaving UW-Milwaukee, Dakota did a year of service with the Americorps program Public Allies Milwaukee. After Public Allies, he went to work for a local faith based community organizing group where he directed and built a youth organizing group now known as LIT.
Dakota is half Indigenous and half Black, and roots his work in racial equity and the liberation of people of color.