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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. He is a founding member of the Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus, a division of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Kristin Henning is a professor of law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law School. She is an expert on juvenile justice, adolescence and policing, and race. Henning was previously the lead attorney for the Juvenile Unit of the D.C.
Khalilah Brown-Dean is an associate professor of political science and senior director for Inclusive Excellence at Quinnipiac University. Her research interests include the political dynamics surrounding the criminal justice system, especially as it relates to voting rights policies.
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 York (CUNY) system. Her research focuses on criminal law and immigration.
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is an associate professor in the department of sociology at Brown University and an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the department of criminal justice at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Jocelyn Fontaine is vice president of criminal justice research at Arnold Ventures, where she identifies research gaps and opportunities for research to inform policy reform and advance racial justice in several programmatic areas across the Criminal Justice Initiative.
Phillip Atiba Goff is a professor of African American studies and psychology at Yale University and an expert in the science of racial bias, exposing through scientific inquiry how people learn to associate Blackness and crime implicitly. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity.
Roger Anthony Fairfax Jr. is a professor of law and founding director of the Criminal Law & Policy Initiative at George Washington University. Fairfax has written and lectured extensively on topics related to criminal law and policy including criminal justice reform, the grand jury and the ethics of criminal litigation.
Inimai Chettiar is federal director for the Justice Action Network, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. She launched Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, an effort to organize police and prosecutors to join the justice reform movement.
Sherrilyn Ifill is president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Previously, she was a professor of law at the University of Maryland and assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she litigated voting rights cases. Among her cases is Houston Lawyers’ Association vs.
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist and commentator on issues of race and justice with a book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, due in 2022. She is an NBC News and MSNBC contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with an intersectional lens on the world.