Felicia is a long-time organizer in anti-war, labor, international solidarity and anti-racism movements. She is a former longtime Board member of Destiny Arts Center, a violence prevention/arts education organization for young people in Oakland CA. She also writes for War Times/Tiempos de Guerra. She is a writer, poet, and photographer.
Jean founded Speak Out in 1990 after years of activism in the anti-war, labor, Central American solidarity and farmworker movements. She worked for the UFW, organizing Cesar Chavez's speaking tours. She holds a Masters in Poetics and has also worked as a Program Officer in the foundation world, focusing on water issues.
has worked with a range of internationally known public figures
including Alice Walker, Angela Davis, June Jordan and California
Supreme Court Justice Frank Newman. An experienced researcher, writer
and editor, her vast experience also includes international human
rights work in Geneva, conflict resolution and negotiation training,
and performing arts administration. With a Masters in Psychology, her
research and writing interests currently focus on the Japanese
American internment camp experience. Her work has been published in the anthology Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World.
Victor Lewis, Curriculum Consultant
Victor Lewis is an internationally recognized leader in the field of anti-oppression diversity work and alliance building. As an educator, trainer and activist, he has conducted keynote speeches,
seminars, workshops and "train the trainer" programs throughout the
U.S.and abroad. He is co-author of the 4-volume curriculum, Lessons from "The Color of Fear,"
based on the award-winning documentary in which he played a pivitol
role and has consulted on a number of other curriculum projects.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrew Jolivette PhD, President
Andrew is a professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at San Francisco State University and a founder of Fusion, an organization for bi-racial youth. He is author of three books - Obama and the Biracial Factor, Cultural Representation in Native America and Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity and is working on a fourth - Mixed Race Gay Men and HIV: A Community History.
Shakti is the producer and director of the groundbreaking documentaries, "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity," “The Way
Home," “Light in the Shadows," and “Mirrors of
Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible” - all catalysts for dialogue on oppression through the lens of race. She is also a facilitator, trainer and lecturer and Executive Director of World Trust.
Orpheus is the President of StrateGenius, an educational placement firm dedicated to developing leaders of color in independent schools. He also works with the International Computer Science Institute, helping get girls and underrepresented minorities into computer science and engineering majors in college.
Jacqueline Elena Featherston
Jacqueline is a diversity activist and co-founder of Featherston & Associates, a collaborative group of
anti-racist and cross-cultural consultants, educators and trainers. She is a filmmaker (Alice Walker: Visions of the Spirit) and author (Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity).
Amelia is the owner and executive director of Casa de Chocolate in Berkeley CA. She has left behind 20 years in public media, most recently as Acting Assistant General Manager at KPFA Radio. Most of her career has revolved around using media as a vehicle to tell the story of social justice and empowerment including being a graduate and later the Training Director of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program, an affirmative action comprehensive radio training program. She is
also on the Board of La Peña Cultural Center.
Christina is a non-profit consultant currently working with the Progressive Technology Project and with groups working on issues related to water governance and scarcity.