Aura Bogado writes about environmental justice in the United States. She’s currently a staff writer for Grist, and has been the news editor for Colorlines. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, Mother Jones, Salon, The Nation, and Newsweek Argentina. Follow her on Twitter at @aurabogado
Jamilah King is a writer based in New York City. Currently a senior staff writer at Mic.com, she was previously senior editor at Colorlines, where her work focused on race, arts and culture. Her work has appeared on Salon, MSNBC, the American Prospect, Al Jazeera, The Advocate, and in the California Sunday Magazine. She’s also a music junkie and an unabashed Bay Area sports fan.
Jaime-Jin Lewis is a racial equity activist + educator and an organizational strategist. She designs and leads interactive lectures and workshops for diverse audiences that aim to transform thinking around racial identity and inspire action. She also coaches organizations and groups in how to use creative strategies to achieve social justice goals. Merging data and analysis, theory and practice, her aim is to create robust learning experiences that provide participants with tools for liberatory social change.
Nadia Mohamed is a Jersey City born & based collaborative media maker and nonprofit professional. She co-coordinated the 2012 Facing Race National Conference, has co-trained hundreds in racial justice frameworks and practices, and produced critical & visionary media with Paper Tiger TV. Currently, she coordinates fundraising & communications for a national economic and social rights organization. She is an MFA candidate in Hunter College’s Integrated Media Arts program and a 2014 Create Change Fellow with The Laundromat Project. She enjoys getting creative in the kitchen and may or may not be dropping an album inspired by her dog Orion.
Chris Muller is a sociologist who studies the historical origins of racial inequality in incarceration in the United States, the social consequences of mass imprisonment, and the long-term effects of slavery and the economic institutions that succeeded it. He is generally interested in historical approaches to the study of inequality. He is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University.
Emily Potter-Ndiaye facilitates experiences in the arts and humanities that challenge humans to rethink reductive constructs and appreciate life. As Director of Education at Brooklyn Historical Society, her vision for student-led public history results in programs that empower young people to be active investigators of their histories and urban environment. She also aims to bring in international perspectives on history, identity, and the arts, and draws from experiences teaching at the Institution Marc Perrot in Dakar, Senegal. Emily’s training includes gender studies, history, and dance studies with Sonita Sarker, Peter Rachleff and Judith Howard at Macalester College, and critical museum studies with Jeffrey Trask at NYU
Emily Peck is responsible for providing business and foundation leaders with the information, resources and strategies they need to better partner with and support the arts. She oversees a variety of programs including the BCA 10 which recognizes businesses for their support of the arts and the BCA Executive Board which is comprised of CEOs who provide leadership and advice. She also organizes professional development programs which encourage and enhance partnerships with businesses and foundations and works with strategic partners in the business and foundation communities to advance our advocacy efforts. Emily also oversees the work of the Arts & Business Council of NY which builds partnerships between arts and business in New York City.
Emily is the Director of Programming, Education at the Wildlife Conservation Society, where she manages the education programs at five city zoos, and spearheads a brand new citywide network for youth opportunities in STEM careers. Previously, as Director of Programs & Education at Friends of the High Line, she facilitated the launch of education programs and community engagement initiatives during the park’s first six years. She has worked as an educator and researcher at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, the Queens Museum of Art, Four Freedoms Park, and the Exploratorium. Her pedagogy has been informed by work in economic justice, and she is excited by the power of programming to build ownership and collaboration in cultural spaces.