2019 Racial Justice Fellowship Selection Committee
Jazmin Martinez, 2018 Racial Justice Fellow
Jazmin is a queer, gender non-conforming, immigrant living in La Villita, Chicago who comes from a lineage of Mexican campesinos. They are currently working on establishing Catatumbo Cooperative Farm along with two amazing co-creators, Ireri Unzueta Carrasco and Vivi Moreno. They are committed to creating connections between farming/cooperative work with broader social justice movements to envision and create other possible worlds.
Merelis Catalina Ortiz, 2018 Racial Justice Fellow
Ebony Ross, Board Member, Transforming Power Fund
Ebony Ross is the Co-Director for the Transforming Power Fund, a new Detroit-based social justice fund committed to transformative systems change. She is also a capacity builder who partners with social justice leaders, organizers, and movement builders to provide thought partnership, leadership development, and organizational development strategies that connect heart, vision, and strategy. She has spent two decades working collaboratively to support and build beloved communities that address gender and racial inequities and health disparities, while also creating and facilitating communities of practice, fellowships, and cohorts that provide learning resources, strategies for resilience, love, and connection.
adé Oni, Network Homie, Tierra Negra Farm
adé Oni is an afrosurrealist healing artist, earthworm, land steward, capoeira Angoleirx, aspiring solidarity economist and educator based in Durham,NC.
Sahar Atbei, Academy Alumni
Sahar is a 2018 Summer Co-op Academy Alumni.