Danielle Hill

Featured Speaker

Founder of Heron-Hill LLC, Co-Owner of Wampanoag Trading Post and Gallery, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Colleen Roan

Featured Speaker

McKinley County Early Childhood Coalition, Navajo Nation

Emerson Toledo

Featured Speaker

McKinley County Early Childhood Coalition, Navajo Nation

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

Performing Arts

Boston-based nonprofit performing arts organization, founded by current Artistic Director, Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga. Learn more at https://www.originationinc.org

Mar Parilla

Child Enrichment Workshop

Founding Artistic Director

Danza Orgánica

Tanya Nixon-Silberg

Child Enrichment Workshop

Founder and Director,

Little Uprisings

Paige Beliveau

Project Manager

Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research, Boston Medical Center

Jitu Brown

National Director 

Journey for Justice Alliance

Jaye Clement

Director of Community Health Programs and Strategies

Henry Ford Health System

Raul Fernandez

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, Boston University

Jenna Gaarde

Program Director, Research & Training

The Praxis Project

Lonias Gilmore

Childhood Obesity Prevention Specialist

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Nneka Hall

Mother, Maternal and Infant Health Advocate, Commissioner, Doula, Bereavement Specialist, and Community Evaluator

Boston Breastfeeding Coalition 

Alycia Hardy

Policy Analyst, Child Care and Early Education

The Center for Law and Social Policy

Dianne Haulcy

Senior Vice President for Family Engagement

Think Small

Sarah Jimenez

Senior Researcher

Community Labor United

Xavier Morales

Executive Director

The Praxis Project

Jose Oliva

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Food Chain Workers Alliance

Maryellen Santiago

Director

HEROES Youth Leadership

Maurice Sykes

Executive Director

Early Childhood Leadership Institute at the National Center for Urban Education

Nurys Camargo

Founder and Board Chair

Chica Project

Gladys Vega

Executive Director

Chelsea Collaborative

Tommy Luna

Co-Chair

Newark for Educational Equity and Diversity (N.E.E.D.)

Rosario Ubiera-Minaya

Executive Director

Amplify Latinx

Roseann Bongiovanni

Executive Director

GreenRoots

Adela Gonzalez

Health Equity Corps Organizer

GreenRoots

Marciela Escobar

Food Justice Organizer

GreenRoots

Dina Abreau

Resident Researcher

Healthy Neighborhoods Study

Liz Friedman

Co-Founder and Co-President

Group Peer Support for Parents (GPS)

Dave Ellis

Executive Director

Office of  Resilience at the New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Reann Gibson

Senior Research Fellow

Conservation Law Foundation

Indira Guzman

Co-Founder and Director

Community Language Cooperative

Shaneka Boucher

President and Founder 

Social Responsibility Through Me

Aza Nedhari

Co-founding Executive Director

Mamatoto Village

Ashanti Jones

Community Engagement Manager

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Jasmine Lee

Social Justice Mediator

Social Justice Mediation Program (SJMP)

Anusha Chaitanya

Co-Director

Social Justice Mediation Program (SJMP)

Liz O'Connor

Founder & Principal

Strategy Matters

Katie Stewart Dorfman

Senior Consultant

Strategy Matters

May Losloso

Community Engagement Director

Children's Defense Fund 

Meme Styles

President and Founder

MEASURE

Victoria Xiao

Mediator

Social Justice Mediation Program (SJMP)

Eva Vanterpool

NJ Youth for Justice Youth Council

150 Years is Enough Campaign

Alicia Garcia Rivas

NJ Youth for Justice Youth Council

150 Years is Enough Campaign

Lydia Prado

Executive Director

Lifespan Local

Dacia Thompson

Founder and Lead Facilitator

Truss Training Institute LLC

Kira Riley

Facilitator

CSR Visitation Program

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Speakers

Stay tuned for additional speaker information.

Mayra Alvarez

Keynote Speaker

President of The Children's Partnership

Nominated to serve on the First 5 California Commission and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

Jennie Joseph

Keynote Speaker

Advocate, Founder and Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc.  

 

Loretta Ross

Keynote Speaker

Advocate and Author, Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique

Visiting Associate Professor, Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

Keynote Speaker

President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation

 

Incoming President and CEO of Children’s Defense Fund

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