Diane Nash

Student Leader of the Nashville Student Movement; Organized the continuation of “The Freedom Rides” after the bus was bomb in Anniston Alabama; One of the Founders and organizers of The Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Organizer for “The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).


Sanovia Muhammad

Biological mother of six and grandmother of seven Activist and Womanist. Retired Registered Nurse. Past Organizer of the All Afrikan Peoples Revolutionary Party. Active participant in the New Afrikan Independence Movement.  Past organizer with leadership roles in  New Afrikan Peoples Organization including the New Afrikan Scouts, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the New Afrikan Women's Taskforce. Served 15 years as Camp Administrator and Nurse. Current volunteer with Camp1Rootz and serve on the Planning Council. Trainer and Teacher of Yoga and the Healing Arts. 


Lorne Cress Love

Lorne Cress Love has been an activist and freedom fighter for over 50 years. As the older sister of Black Nationalist author Frances Cress Welsing, one can understand the depth of her community involvement and dedication to the advancement of Black people.
Lorne very active in the Civil Rights Movement. She began as a volunteer organizer for the 1963 March on Washington. She served on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Area Friends of SNCC. In 1964, she became the SNCC Field Secretary in Mississippi. She then became the  Editor of the Woodlawn Observer in 1967-1968 and the Editor Assistant of Muhammad Speaks Newspaper from 1969 to 1970.
Love founded and became executive producer for the Black Mass Communication Project at University of Massachussets Amherst. She also co-founded the 5000 watt FM station, WPFW Pacifica, non-commercial Radio in D.C.  and served as Public Affairs Director, General Manager, and Volunteer Coordinator at Pacifica. Love produced a radio program for the D.C. government Department of Human Services.
After moving to Chicagomin 1993, Love became a board member for the Woodlawn  Development Association, chairing their committee for children and youth. This inspired her to co-found the Afrocentric-based, Woodlawn Community School, in Chicago. Lorne continues to expose Black youth at her school to their African history and culture. She is also a board member of the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Community organization, a member of the Woodlawn Service Corporation.
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Elaine Peacock

A resident of Los Angeles, Ms. Peacock, earned her B.A. from Tougaloo College in Mississippi, her M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Anthropology with emphases in Medical Anthropology and Urban Anthropology, and has done extensive course work toward a doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been published in a number of publications, presented at a number of organizations, including the American Public Health Association, and is a member of both the American Public Health Association and the Society of Public Health Educators. 
The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment makes grants to organizations and institutions that directly benefit the health and well-being of the people of California. To date, The Endowment has awarded approximately 9,800 grants across California totaling nearly $1.8 billion. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at www.calendow.org.


Jane Kimondo

Program Director of a public community foundation where she oversees grantmaking, capacity building programs, convenings and community events, and special initiatives, including the development of a social movement evaluation tool; Previously worked at Chicago Foundation for Women; Master's Degrees in Organizational Development and Human Resources and a Certificate in Advanced Study in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Sector. Extensive international and nonprofit experience in both Chicago and her native country, Kenya.


Becky Belcore

Former Union Organizer; Organizer and Volunteer for the Korean American community in Chicago and nationally; Organizer for Korean adoptees; Foundation administrator; Consultant for non for profit organizations committed to social justice for immigrants and people of color. http://www.rrksatlaw.com/becky-belcore-and-immigrant-workers-justice-walk-at-cbs-chicago


Kat Choi

Women’s Rights activist; Organizer and Volunteer for the Korean American community in Los Angeles and nationally. Attorney for Worker Rights and the Asian Pacific Islander American community. Masters Degree in Business Administration in Nonprofit Management and International Development. Bilingual in the Korean and English languages.