Changa Higgins is an experienced organizer who has worked on policing reform, civil rights, and racial justice in the Texas and Oklahoma region. For the last 10 years, he has worked in Dallas on policing reform through protest, coalition building, and policy creation. Changa has led The Dallas Community Police Oversight Coalition Since December 2017, where he oversees coalition building and policy creation. The coalition is currently partnering with the Dallas police and city government to overhaul a 30-year-old police review board into an oversight office. He has also founded and led organizing efforts for groups including The Harambee Brotherhood, Unify South Dallas, and Dallas Action Coalition.
Changa Higgins has been a longtime organizer for police reform, and racial justice in the Texas and Oklahoma region. For over 20 years, he has founded and led strategic organizations, including The Harambee Brotherhood, Unify South Dallas, and Dallas Action.
He is also the founder design2action, a research, strategy, and design consultancy, that incorporates his unique perspective to organizing. He has worked for city governments, non-profits and small to enterprise across multiple industries, including the City of Dallas, Twitter and Google. His work blends years of research, design thinking, and human-centered design practices to engage communities to work on solutions to public safety, policing, and justice issues. Changa is leading Dallas Action, as well as the Dallas Community Police Oversight Coalition, which spearheaded the creation and implementation of Dallas’ new Office of Police Oversight in October 2019. He is also a consultant to The Leadership Conference Education Fund's New Era of Public Safety Campaign, and the Community Data Empowerment Project.