Pint Size ProtestErs

Organize.
Educate.
Demonstrate.

Our Story

The art of protest is not new to Jamille and Jebel, founders of Pint Size Protesters. It began in 2014, when Jamille, Jebel, and Zuli (who was just 10 weeks old at the time), took to the streets of New York City to protest the murders of Mike Brown, LaQuan McDonald, and Eric Garner who all died at the hands of police in 2014.

Fast forward to the 2020 murder of George Floyd when Jamille, Jebel, and Zuli, who was now 6 years old, took to the streets again in Columbus OH, where they now call home. This time even more enraged that 6 years later, they were still fighting the very same fight for justice.

While Jamille and Jebel felt safe protesting with their child in downtown Columbus, OH, the city’s hub for all protest activity, they recognized that many families may not feel the same safety, but were equally enraged and looking for a way to get involved. Thus Pint Size Protesters was born! What began as a small “what if” idea in Jamille’s mind has grown into an online community of over 400 families with varying backgrounds, from all parts of the Columbus metro area (and beyond!) sharing ideas and resources about engaging kids in anti-racism and activism.

Why We Fight

Columbus Police Dept Rank
for Deaths of Children Nationwide

Columbus, Ohio, police have killed the third-highest number of children in the United States since 2013.
Source: Newsweek

The median household income for Black households is $35,569, which is 40% less than that of white households.
Source: WOSU Public Media

Black Families Earn
Less Household Income 

%

Black Families Earn
Less Household Income 

%

The median household income for Black households is $35,569, which is 40% less than that of white households.
Source: WOSU Public Media

Black Unhoused Community of Columbus  vs. the Total Population

%

70% of the unhoused community are Black, but only nearly 30% of the city’s population is Black.
Source: Columbus Coalition Against Racism and Homelessness

Our Mission

We believe that Black Lives Matter and our mission is to give kids and families a safe space in the movement through our 3 pillars:

1Organize

Call for change in our community through targeted actions to influence policy and hold our leaders accountable.

2Educate

Provide in-person and virtual learning opportunities, resources and conversations for kids and caregivers around social justice issues impacting the Black community.

3Demonstrate

Host family friendly protests, rallies, vigils, and other actions geared at bringing awareness and demanding change.

Our Vision

Pint Size Protesters is committed to raising anti-racist children and educating the next generation of social justice warriors.