WHO IS ANGELO PINTO?
Angelo Pinto has been called a Social Justice warrior, policy guru, movement lawyer and one of the most brilliant minds of our time by some of today’s most notable, respected leaders of the social justice movement. He is not only a critical voice in the fight for social change, but a leader who has created prolific impact, built movement institutions, and played a pivotal role in creating and elevating key movement issues.
Attorney Pinto co-created a teach-in at Occupy Wall Street on the prison industrial complex spurring a young movement around criminal justice reform now a national issue. He also co-founded Justice League NYC; a task force of the Gathering for Justice – an organization started by global activist entertainer Harry Belafonte. Justice League led mass demonstrations during the Eric Garner uprisings. In addition, Pinto has lent his expertise to procuring the freedom of rapper Meek Mill, elevating the profile of the NYPD (12 officers who sued the NYPD featured in the full feature documentary Crime and Punishment), helped start the Indigenous Peoples Movement/March that now boasts a social media following of well over a quarter million individuals globally; as well as creating the legislative campaign to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in New York States which ended the housing of youth in adult jails and prisons which ultimately claimed the life of Kalief Browder and altered the lives of the Exonerated 5.
Attorney Pinto was a subject in the Hulu Documentary Crime and Punishment, featured on the Free Meek documentary and most recently can be seen in the documentary Cycle about the murder of Ty’Rese West by Racine Wisconsin police. He has presented and spoken widely, presenting at the United Nation in Geneva Switzerland at the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, seen on a variety of TV shows including Here & Now on ABC 7, The Roland Martin Show, Changing America on MSNBC, The World News Tonight on BNC, Arise News Network, and many more.
Angelo Pinto has been named to the Black Enterprise 40 Under 40, Ebony Magazine Power 100, an NAACP Image Award winner, and has received many distinguished honors. Most recently he has co-founded Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization that was pivotal in the fight for Justice for Breonna Taylor and who were on the ground in Minneapolis during the George Floyd uprisings.
Pinto continues to educate, inspire and uplift individuals and communities throughout the world, showcasing the power of voice activation and justice in action.