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James Burch

James Burch is the Policy Director for the Anti Police-Terror Project, an all-volunteer organization that seeks to end police violence in Black and Brown communities. He began his journey in 2007 at the Southern Center for Human Rights where he investigated human rights conditions in GA and AL prisons, jails, and court systems. James left the SCHR in 2009 to study civil rights law at the Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating, James moved to the Bay Area where he worked with the Frisco 500 before joining APTP’s Black Leadership Committee and assuming the role of Policy Director. In 2018, James served as Policy Coordinator for the Cat Brooks for Oakland Mayoral Campaign. In 2019, James was hired as the Policy Director for St. James Infirmary, a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. James left St. James Infirmary in 2020 and now devotes his time to the Anti Police-Terror Project.