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Andrew Grant- Thomas


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Melissa Giraud 


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Iheeoma U. Iruka


Founding Director at the Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Featured Speaker

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and a survivor, elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives


Elise Dela Cruz-Talbert

Researcher  and Data Center Coordinator for the Children's Healthy Living Program


Jennifer K. Gauthier

Senior Outreach Specialist in Menominee County/Nation

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Tanya Nixon-Silberg

Founder and Director,

Little Uprisings

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Traci Baxley

Educator and Creator of Social Justice Parenting™

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Cherie Craft

Founding CEO and Executive Director at Smart from the Start, Inc., member on Maternal Mortality Review Committee and Maternal Child Health Council of DC


Cordell Billups

Program Coordinator at Creative Reaction Lab

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Indira Guzman

Co-Founder and Director

Community Language Cooperative

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Iheoma U. Iruka

Research Professor of Public Policy and the Founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at FPG Child Development Institute at UNC Chapel Hill

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Amy Hahn

Children’s Librarian at the Brighton Branch Library

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Melissa Giraud

Co-Founder at EmbraceRace

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Melody Goodman

Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics, in the School of Global Public Health at New York University

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Shari Davis

Co-Executive Director at Participatory Budgeting Project

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Andrew Grant-Thomas

Co-Founder at EmbraceRace

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Karen Washington

Co-owner/Farmer at Rise & Root Farm, Co-Founder at Black Urban Growers

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Lee Porscha Moore

Senior Trainer at Flourish Agenda, College Instructor and Licensed Social Worker

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Smith Lamonte

Patient Navigator at Boston Medical Center, Board Member of Haitian American United, Inc.


Hilary Sedovic

Learning & Education Director at Creative Reaction Lab

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Erika Rodriguez

 Executive Director at The Chica Project, Youth Worker and Community Organizer

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Nashira Baril

Founder of Boston’s Neighborhood Birth Center

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Leseliey Welch

Co-founder of Birth Detroit and Birth Center Equity, Lecturer at the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Michigan, former Deputy Director of Public Health for the City of Detroit

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Stephanie Crawford

Founder of Propa City Outreach, Boston Public School Kindergarten teacher, Doula community organizer, trainer, advocate and consultant

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Marsha Jean-Charles

Alumna and Director of Organizing of The Brotherhood Sister Sol, former Liberation Program Lead Organizer, Lead Coordinator, Co-Facilitator, and youth organizer; former lecturer at CUNY City College and Columbia University

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Megan Macaraeg

Organizing Director at the Beloved Community Incubator (BCI), Organizer with Tenants and Workers United in 1999 successful campaign for Living Wages in the City of Alexandria, Member of New Virginia Majority

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Bianca Vazquez

Program Director at the Beloved Community Incubator (BCI), Community Organizer

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Jillian K. Waln

Community Engagement Coordinator for REDCO, Co-Owner of Zaniya Pro Clean, and radio show host 

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Jamoul Celey

Founder of Carbonado Coaching, Senior Program Manager at INROADS

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Meredith Kennedy

 Owner of Native North Tours and Storytelling LLC, Director of Miigwech Inc., and part of the Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corporation


Meyiya Coleman

Healing through Justice Facilitator / Youth Organizer, Communities United and Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)

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Jennifer Arwade

Co-Executive Director, Communities United / Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)

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Raul Botello

Co-Executive Director, Communities United / Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)

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Clint Smith
Keynote Speaker

Staff writer for The Atlantic

Award-winning author of Counting Descent and the New York Times best-seller How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

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Porsha Olayiwola
Keynote Speaker

Poet Laureate fellow with the American Academy of Poets, founder of the Roxbury Poet Festival and Individual World Poetry Slam Champion.

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