Organizer Profile: Alfred “Shivy” Brooks
Alfred “Shivy” Brooks
Occupation: Teaches economics, personal finance, and government at Charles Drew High School in Clayton County.
Residence: East Atlanta
Community work: Founded Teachers for Good Trouble. Member of NAACP Atlanta and The People’s Uprising, a nonprofit organization of elected officials, community residents, and college students.
Don’t call Alfred Brooks a community organizer.
“I’m a community change agent,” said the 37-year father of two who got involved in community and civic activism in Atlanta as a child in the early 1990s.“It’s a responsibility. We don’t have the luxury of waiting for change. We’ve been dealing with decades and decades [of social injustice].”