Kimberly Freeman Brown

Kimberly Freeman Brown, Senior Advisor

Kimberly Freeman Brown is President of KFB Consulting, LLC, a boutique organizational development and strategic communications consulting firm that supports some of the foremost progressive leaders and advocacy, organizing and political organizations in the nation. Clients have utilized her expertise on racial and gender equity and inclusion initiatives, communications strategy, leadership development and organizational development; and as an executive coach and facilitator. Prior to launching the firm, she served as Executive Director of American Rights at Work, a labor policy organization that merged with Jobs with Justice under her leadership in 2012. She is the author of I Dream Detroit: TheVoice and Vision of Women of Color on Detroit’s Future (2017) and And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices, Power and Promise (2015), both released by the Institute of Policy Studies. An outspoken advocate for racial and gender justice and labor rights, Brown has been quoted or published editorials in major daily newspapers and national news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico and The Hill, and on the websites of Ebony, NBC News, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on TV One’s NewsOne, Fox Business, and CNBC. In addition to serving as Programming Co-Director for Reframe, Kimberly is also Senior Advisor on racial equity, inclusion and leadership at the Center for Popular Democracy and an affiliate coach with Rockwood Leadership Institute. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors of Grassroots Policy Project, an organization that works with social justice movement groups to develop grassroots power for social transformation. You can connect with her on Twitter @kfreemanbrown.

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Tim Buckingham

I currently live in Lexington Kentucky with my partner, Amy, our daughter Joleigh, our son Hagan, and our dog Ellie. I joined KFTC staff as a Communication Associate in 2007. I am primarily involved in materials and message production with a leg immersed in grassroots fundraising. I have MA in Critical Media Studies from the University of Kentucky. I’m active in local community organizing around equal access to transportation. I’m a founding member of the amazing Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop (thebrokespoke.org).

Tori Cress

Tori Cress is an Anishinaabe mother of two, from Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island, Ontario, Canada. Tori has been organizing Idle No More events around Ontario since the rise of the Idle No More movement in November 2012. Tori works part-time for Idle No More in an administrative role and spends much of the rest of her time volunteering for Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. She works with others on the Idle No More communications team and the development committee. Tori also drives a taxi cab in small town Midland to help fund grassroots work locally.

Sidney Fang

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Sydney is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and refugees. She is the Communications Associate at Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). Prior to APEN, she served as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow at the United Way of King County in Seattle and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement in Washington, D.C.. Sydney’s communications expertise comes from her time as a Communications Intern with Grassroots Change and her experience as a spokesperson on issues of campus diversity. Sydney graduated in 2012 from the UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Public Health and a Public Policy minor. She began her activist career as a student leader in multicultural campus coalitions, where she focused on recruitment and retention efforts for underrepresented Asian Pacific Islanders and served as a student senator. Sydney has also organized Chinese home care workers and served as a City of Berkeley Community Health Commissioner. She was a Public Policy International Affairs Fellow and a Bridges to Health Academy Associate at the Greenlining Institute. In her spare time, Sydney runs Lake Merritt, cooks Chinese food, and does neighborhood organizing against displacement.

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