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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.
Dr. Tonia Poteat is an associate professor of social medicine, core faculty in the Center for Health Equity Research and a clinical provider certified in HIV medicine and gender-affirming medical care at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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.
Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Bailar, who uses he/him pronouns, swam for Harvard University until his graduation in 2019. Bailar has been swimming since he was one year old.
Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras. She documents working-class history and lives and challenges stereotypes of the so-called “banana republics” in Central America.
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 U.S.
Margaret Russell is an associate professor of constitutional law at California’s Santa Clara University. She specializes in constitutional law, civil rights and civil liberties, as well as freedom of speech, racial equality, sexual orientation equality, and the Supreme Court.
Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator. Previously, he was an MSNBC commentator, CNBC contributor and BET.com columnist. He was the editor of The Daily Voice from 2008-2012 and was the host of the BET television show My Two Cents from 2006-2008.
Jerry Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund. Gonzalez has been named one of “Georgia’s 100 Most Influential” by Georgia Trend Magazine. GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal is the executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights and a civil rights attorney specializing in immigration law and legal issues affecting the LGBT community and those living with HIV.