Renee’ Mowatt

Renee’ Mowatt (she/her) graduated from Florida A&M University in 2014 with a B.S. in public relations. While a student at FAMU, Renee’ witnessed the development and impact of the Dream Defenders shortly after the murder of Trayvon Martin. During her undergraduate career, she wrote for the FAMUAN newspaper and “Journey” magazine and completed communications internships […]

Kimberly Freeman Brown, Senior Advisor

Kimberly Freeman Brown

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; […]

Hermelinda Cortés, Program Manager

Hermelinda Cortés

Hermelinda Cortés (she/they) is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant father and a white factory-workinʼ mama. Raised in the country amidst the Southern delicacies of potato salad and mole, she is a working class Xicana Queer Feminist mama from the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. A luddite techie at heart, she schemes and […]

Alejandro Cantagallo

Growing up in Queens, the son of immigrants, Alejandro had an early start in the food world helping his father out in the family’s butcher shop. Throughout his twenties he worked at the Prison Moratorium Project as Co-Director focusing on popular education-based trainings and organizing work to stop the school to prison pipeline. After leaving the […]

Raine Brandon, Program Associate

Raine Brandon

Raine Brandon conducted youth justice research while completing her BA in Sociology, with a minor in Criminology/Criminal Justice, at Hampton University. Her research led to opportunities to publish and present at numerous conferences and participate in a National Science Foundation summer research internship with The University of Miami, Graduate School. She then went on to […]

Jen Soriano, Advisory Board Chair

Jen Soriano

Jen Soriano is a Pinay writer and communications strategist originally from Chicago. She is a leader in the field of progressive communications, with 20 years of experience building the persuasive power of social justice groups across the country.  Through her consultancy Lionswrite Communications, Jen has strengthened dozens of the most impactful environmental, immigrant rights, racial […]

Joseph Phelan, Director

Joseph Phelan (he/his) is a creative strategist grounded in modern social movements for justice and liberation. With over two decades of experience – from big-puppet strewn direct actions in the ’90s global justice movement, to the multi-racial hip-hop beat infused mobilizations against police brutality at the City University of New York, to the deep power […]