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Steven Renderos

Steven Renderos is the Organizing Director at the Center for Media Justice. He is passionate about the role of media and communications in building movements for social change. He’s been a community organizer for the past 10 years leading campaigns for affordable housing, immigrant rights and most recently communication rights. He helped lead CMJ’s advocacy and organizing efforts to win reforms that have made phone calls from prisons more affordable and the Internet more open and affordable. Previously, Steven led the Media Justice program at Main Street Project in Minneapolis, MN where he helped jumpstart a local collaborative that will be applied for a radio license in the fall 2013. Steven aka DJRen is also the co-founder of Radio Pocho, a collaborative of [email protected] radio DJs in Minneapolis whose mission is to explore the musical roots of Latinx raised in the United States.Steven grew up in from Los Angeles, CA where he currently resides.

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Shaunte’ Harris

Born and Raised in Massillon, Ohio Shaunté is the Digital Campaign Manager for Ohio Student Association. In high school, her passion for media lead her to Kent State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production with a minor in Pan-African Studies. During College, she was awaken to the social, racial and economic disparities that would systematically hinder Black People.

From this Shaunte’ has dedicated her time to criminal justice reform, civic engagement, political eduction and furthering black futures. She joined the Akron Organizing Collaborative as a voter registration canvasser, and voter education in low propensity voting neighborhoods. She then joined the Ohio Organizing Collaborative as the Digital Communications Coordinator and worked on campaigns like, police brutally and accountability, higher education, school-to-prision pipeline, safety net, bail reform and a criminal justice campaign that lead to a state wide ballot initiative. She now works with the Ohio Student Association and is currently working on ban-the-box campaigns for higher education institutions, bail reform, and joining art activists through the Midwest Culture Labs. In her free time she spends her time being a creative by filming videos, creating digital content, or expressing herself through makeup.

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Reign Hervey

Reign Hervey serves as the Digital and Online Organizer with Organize Florida. Growing up, she lived abroad, participated in theater, and wrote for her school and local paper. During her studies at the University of South Florida, Reign obtained her B.A. in Sociology, her M.A. in Communication, and became passionate about the power of using digital platforms to move people forward towards social change.

In her free time, Reign reviews local restaurants on her Black feminist-vegan blog, travels, and cooks.

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Pacita Rudder

Pacita Rudder

Pacita is a queer immigrant, writer, and creative living in Oakland, California. A descendant of Ghanaian and Bajan ancestors, she spent her early years growing up in England, Ghana, and the United States. As a Cultural Strategist for Power California she brings her passion for creative writing, artistic projects and cultural expression into movements for justice. Her previous work at Oakland Rising and Bay Rising included digital organizing, operations, youth engagement and mobilization to reimagine political systems for the benefit of communities of color. Prior to that, Pacita created programming for queer students of color with Michigan State University’s LGBT Resource Center. Pacita has a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University. In her spare time you can find her immersing in writing that lifts up the voices of people of color, making beats on her bedroom floor, or finding ways to fill everyday moments with laughter.

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Nailah Summers

Nailah Summers is the Communications Director for the Dream Defenders and is also a founding member of the Florida-based organization. As the Communications Director, Nailah links the community organizing Dream Defenders does with culture and history to reach a wide range of black and brown Florida youth. She was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Miami. Nailah attended the University of Florida, where she majored in African American Studies with a minor in Philosophy. As a student, Nailah founded the Gainesville chapter of the Dream Defenders, and was involved in the school’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program where she traveled to the Mississippi Delta to conduct interviews with veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. Prior to rejoining the Dream Defenders as the Comms Director, Nailah was the Coordinator for the Civic Media Center, a community-run library, info shop, performance venue and activism space and briefly worked as a Communications Specialist at United Way of North Central Florida.

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Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris is the Development and Communications Manager at Latino Union of Chicago, which supports day laborers and domestic workers in creating safer workplaces, developing their leadership and building a larger movement for immigrants and workers rights. Since joining Latino Union in late 2014, Rebecca has doubled the organization’s individual giving, increased supporter engagement and expanded Latino Union’s use of earned media. Before Rebecca joined Latino Union, she worked as an investigative journalist covering Chicago Public Schools. When not at work, she enjoys hiking and dancing.

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Natalia (Nati) Linares

Natalia ‘nati’ Linares is the Communications Manager at the New Economy Coalition. Her decade of work as an artist advocate, publicist, and cultural organizer inspired a deep-seeded passion for economic justice and democracy. In 2010, she founded conrazón – creating visibility for the world’s wildest creators and disorganizers – a creator development agency investing in new paradigms for a hyper-connected, heart-centered generation. She’s worked as an artist manager for Panamanian, Oakland-based bicultural rap pioneers Los Rakas and Brazil-via-Brooklyn Carioca-funk polyglot diva Zuzuka Poderosa, handled Artist Relations for NYC’s iconic free concert series SummerStage, lead publicity efforts for emergent festivals like Santiago de Cuba’s inaugural MANANA as well as the Afro-Latino Festival of NYC, and has consulted for #DIASPORADICAL artists like Chicano Batman, Blitz the Ambassador, Bomba Estereo, Quantic, Dayme Arocena and many others. Linares is also the founder of ISLA, an arts initiative based in her hometown of New York City borough Staten Island, which co-organizes an annual community arts festival called La Isla Bonita Summer Festival. This experience & her ongoing work as a collective member of Sol Collective in Sacramento, CA – a community center which is co-creating a co-operative record label, artist development model & grassroots touring network – led her to explore the role art and artist collectives could play in building not only a new economy, but a new culture. She has a BA in Political Science from Colgate University and is a proud bicoastal digital nomad based in Western Massachusetts with her partner. Follow her on Twitter: @conrazon.

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