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Dr. Oni Blackstock is the founder and director of Health Justice, a consultancy firm that works with health-related organizations on centering anti-racism. She is a primary care and HIV physician and serves as an attending physician at Harlem Hospital Center in New York.

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Lourdes Dolores Follins is a Black, queer psychotherapist, author, and public speaker on the mental health and well-being of queer, trans and intersex people of color. She has been a social worker for nearly 30 years, and was a professor at the City University of New York and a mental health researcher.

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Diego Groisman is a research scientist at Cybersecurity for Democracy, an independent, nonpartisan research organization at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. His team audits online platforms for misinformation and advocates for increased data transparency.

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Satjeet Kaur is the executive director of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States.

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Lesley Green-Rennis is a professor and chair of the health education department at City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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Sarah Phillips is a linguistics Ph.D. student at New York University.

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Jawanza Williams is a social justice activist and the director of organizing for VOCAL-NY, a grassroots organization that advocates for social reform.

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AC Dumlao is a queer/bi+ transgender non-binary activist and educator who focuses on centering and uplifting underrepresented communities. Dumlao is the program manager at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and the creator of the Facebook social justice community page “Call Me They.

Updated 11/19/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Wilfred Chan is editor of New_ Public and a contributing writer to The Nation. He worked in Hong Kong for CNN International covering the 2014 Umbrella Movement and can offer insight on the future of protest, free speech and democracy in Hong Kong under China’s national security law.

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Dean Seneca is CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions, a consulting agency that provides tribal nations and other clients with assistance in economic and community development.

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Dr. Aletha Maybank is the first chief health equity officer of the American Medical Association and one of its vice presidents.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Mutale Nkonde is an artificial intelligence policy analyst and a fellow at both the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and at Stanford University’s Digital Civil

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Miesha Marzell is an assistant professor of public health at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system.

Updated 11/10/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Delaram Kahrobaei is the university dean for research at the City University of New York, tenured professor in computer science and mathematics at Queens College, and doctoral faculty in computer

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Jamal Greene is the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, law of the political process, First Amendment, and federal courts.

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Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Chye-Ching Huang is the executive director of the Tax Law Center at NYU Law.

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Nicholas Johnson is a professor at the Fordham University School of Law. His research is primarily focused on firearms law and the Second Amendment.

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Magdalena Cerdá is an associate professor and director of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s department of population health.

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Elizabeth OuYang is a civil rights attorney and advocate. She is a professor at Columbia University and her areas of expertise include voting, immigration, media accountability, and combating hate crimes and police brutality.

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Dior Vargas is an activist and spokesperson with expertise in mental health, especially in communities of color.

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Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C- a consultancy focused on religious liberty and cultural competency.

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Bindu Kalesan is an assistant professor of medicine and director of the Center for Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the Boston University School

Updated 04/26/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Nicole Hernandez Hammer is the environmental scientist at UPROSE.

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Dalia Fahmy is an associate professor of political science at Long Island University, where she teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and politics of the Middle East.

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Michael Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank that seeks to reduce inequality and promote security at home and abroad.

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Yasmeen Hassan is the global executive director of Equality Now, an NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the human rights of women and girls around the world.

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Charlton McIlwain is vice provost for faculty engagement and development and a professor of media, culture and communication at New York University.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Silvia L. Mazzula is an associate professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY).

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Shirley Leyro is a criminologist and an assistant professor of social sciences, human services and criminal justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the City University of New

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Daisy Auger-Dominguez is a human capital executive and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Ramona Ortega is the founder and CEO of My Money My Future, a mission-driven financial tech company that empowers young women and people of color to manage their money with

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Updated 10/06/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Arun Sundararajan is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and a professor of technology, operations and statistics at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

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Diana Hernández is an associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Patricia Valoy is a STEM advocate and feminist writer. She is an expert on feminism, gender stereotypes and workplace sexism.

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Travis L. Gosa is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Cornell University and a faculty associate at Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality.

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Giannina Segnini led a team of journalists and computer engineers at La Nacion in gathering, analyzing and visualizing public databases. She has also trained hundreds of journalists in investigative and database journalism in Latin America, the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Farha Aslam is the founder and managing partner of Crescent House Capital, a consultancy serving the agriculture, energy, and food processing industries.

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Zhan Guo is an associate professor of urban planning and transportation policy at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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Dr. Wendy Chung is a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University.

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Van C. Tran is a professor of sociology at CUNY who studies the integration of immigrants and their children, ethnic and racial categories, diversity and intergroup relations, neighborhood gentrification, and urban poverty and social inequality.

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Syreeta McFadden is a writer and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

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Mina Kimes is an NFL analyst, senior writer, podcast host and television contributor for ESPN.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Daniel José Older writes young adult science fiction and fantasy, including the Bone Street Rumba and Shadowshaper Cypher series.

Updated 04/23/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Humera Khan is the executive director of Muflehun, a think tank specializing in preventing radicalization and countering violent extremism (CVE).

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Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. Her work focuses on refugees, immigration, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. Her book “Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida” provides an in-depth look at the migration of Cubans to the U.S. after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.

Updated 07/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Faiza Patel is the co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies respect human rights and freedoms. Her portfolio includes projects on social media surveillance by police, schools and governments, policing and technology, and secret law.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Inimai Chettiar is federal director for the Justice Action Network, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform.

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Hisham Aidi is a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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Dorian T. Warren is a progressive organizer advocating for social, economic and racial change. He is the co-president of Community Change and the Co-Chair of the Economic Security Project.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Sheena Iyengar is the S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia University.

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Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity.

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Jennifer Lee is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University and former president of the Eastern Sociological Society.

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Jason King is chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an associate professor.

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Imara Jones is the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project that aims to shift the current culture of hostility toward transgender people in the

Updated 02/10/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Christina Greer is an associate professor of political science at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus.

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Hua Hsu is an assistant professor of English and director of American Studies at Vassar College and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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Carl Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and an expert on substance abuse and addiction.

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Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator. Previously, he was an MSNBC commentator, CNBC contributor and BET.com columnist.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Lorella Praeli is vice president of Community Change.