As state director of HRC Arkansas, Kendra Johnson leads the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Using the resources of HRC and collaborating with local organizations, Johnson will work to change hearts and minds, advance enduring legal protections, and build more inclusive institutions.
Johnson received an undergraduate degree from Spelman College and a graduate degree from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Her capstone project at UALR was titled, “HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs in Arkansas: A Needs Assessment.” She most recently worked at Better Community Development as Lead In-Person Assister. Johnson has worked with Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and also served as the interim Executive Director of the Women’s Project in Little Rock.