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Cofounder and member of the Leadership Committee of the Take Back the Land Movement and a staff volunteer at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). After losing his job in 2001, he spent two years homeless on the streets of Miami and ten months in a New York City shelter. He... Read more
Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson. Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus in this role was supporting cooperative development, the introduction of eco... Read more
Ajamu Baraka was the Green Party vice presidential candidate in 2016. He was the founding executive Director of the US Human Rights Network. Baraka is National Organizer and National Spokesperson for The Black Alliance for Peace and a Black Agenda Report editor.
Cathy Dang, raised in New York City to ethnic Chinese-Vietnamese refugees from Vietnam, spent her childhood in her parents' nail salon in Downtown Brooklyn pre-gentrification. Her young adult life was raised in Los Angeles where she found organizing as her love and life commitment. Cathy has... Read more
Founding member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a union representing approximately 15,000 taxi drivers in New York City.
Executive Director at Brooklyn Movement Center, Mark was on the Faculty of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and was most recently the field organizer for the MOVE NY campaign. A Central Brooklyn native, Mark Winston Griffith is the former Executive Director and Senior Fellow for Economic... Read more