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Racial Justice

2015

Victoria is a courageous individual who is passionate about establishing real change in all of the communities of which she belongs. She studied Sociology and African-American studies. Additionally, Victoria devoted much of her energy to her elected positions as a member of Georgetown University’s Provost’s Committee on Diversity, a student-faculty committee, and as an executive board member of Georgetown’s NAACP chapter. She also loves activism, Black Feminism, music, popular culture, laughing and most importantly her family. Although she aspires to attend law school, Victoria is not certain of what her career trajectory will be. Nonetheless, she plans to always stay true to the people and to herself.

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Wadzanayi is a Zimbabwean student and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Hendrix College, Conway, AR. She was enrolled in the Downline Ministries Emerging Leaders Program in Memphis, TN. She is interested in the intersection between her Christian faith, social justice, and service particularly as it pertains to women and girls in vulnerable circumstances. She is also interested in cross-cultural dialogue.

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Community Safety, Police Brutality, and Prison Abolition

2015

Ymani is the founder and creator of gracegoldandgold.com. She is a natural hairstylist, future expressive art therapist, and blogger. Ymani graduated with her degree in Creative Art Therapy from DePaul University in 2016. Developing a strong passion for helping people discover their dreams, she realized that cultivating and inspiring was her passion. Ymani uses her zeal for the visual performing arts to heal, direct, and love to help people reach their full potential.

Environmental Justice

2015

Stephanie served as the Development Director of the UT Microfarm, a campus farm dedicated to sustainable, organic agriculture, and the President of UT Austin Chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Through her involvement in these organizations, she explored issues of institutionalized racism and economic inequality, particularly regarding the relationship between racial and economic inequality in Austin, Texas, and access to fresh, healthy food. By connecting with local leaders and pioneering organizations such as Food for Black Thought, she seeks an interdisciplinary approach to addressing these issues in her community.

Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice

2015

Stephanie Mascorro attended the University of North Texas in the Social Work department with three minors, Women and Gender Studies, LGBT+ Studies, and Political Science, and was the Vice President of External Affairs of the League of United Latin American Citizens on campus, as well as an officer in the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. Stephanie is dedicated to helping Latinx receive an education so that they can strive to be the best that they can even with barriers put in place, and helping those with barriers because of language or tradition to be able to live in the United States more comfortably. Stephanie is dedicated to advocating for women’s rights, especially reproductive justice and was also involved with the Texas Equal Access Fund that allowed for Stephanie to do so.

2015

Steve Negrete served s as Public Relations Representative for Uriel Ministries, Social Media Intern for Connections Community Church and Facilitator for Foursquare Missions Press; all non-profit organizations destined to the benefit of the community, supplying the physical and spiritual needs of each and every individual. He has dreams of running his own non-profit.

Community Safety, Police Brutality, and Prison Abolition

2015

Swathi was a representative of the school of Literature, Science, and the Arts on Central Student Government at the University of Michigan. She is dedicated to addressing issues such as police brutality, racial injustice, and climate change and continues to advocate for policy changes. She hopes to continue to work towards improving campus climate and address these issues on a larger scale in the future.

Health Equity

2015

Tamarre Torchon was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. There she grew up fully immersed in rich Haitian culture. Torchon was the South Eastern Regional Director for National Action Network’s Youth Move, one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. She is dedicated to organizing youth in communities to advocate for social justice, education, and against youth violence. Tamarre was a student at Georgia State University and studied Public Policy and Urban Education. Torchon has plans to continue her efforts in and outside of the community through civil service and social justice work.