Shailly Barnes

Policy Director

Shailly Barnes is the Policy Director for the Kairos Center and the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. She has a background in law, economics and human rights and has spent over 15 years working with and for poor and dispossessed communities. Around poverty, systemic racism, ecological devastation and militarism, Shailly has worked with policy experts, impacted people and lawmakers to: develop reports, policy briefings, articles, fact sheets, testimonies and other resources; organize hearings on Capitol Hill, including a hearing on poverty in front of the House Budget Committee; and organize truth commissions, public events and conferences.