Wayne State University

2016-17 Detroit Equity Action Lab Cohort

Cohort members 2016-17

Aamina Ahmed of Canton
Aamina Ahmed of Canton

Executive Director
Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote – Michigan

Amanda Alexander of Detroit
Amanda Alexander of Detroit

Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Michigan

Blair Anderson of Detroit
Blair Anderson of Detroit

Black Male Engagement Mentor
Uprooting Racism, Planting Justice; Michigan Faith in Action

Marcia Black of Detroit
Marcia Black of Detroit

Co-Chair
Detroit Chapter of Black Youth Project 100

Lisa M. Brunk of Detroit
Lisa M. Brunk of Detroit

Owner
Four Directions Wellness LLC
Activist, Entrepeneur, Artist and Community Organizer
The Raiz Up

Esperanza Felicidad Cantú of Berkley
Esperanza Felicidad Cantú of Berkley

Public Health Project Leader – Special Projects
Detroit Health Department

Rhiannon Chester of Detroit
Rhiannon Chester of Detroit

Detroit Action Strategist
In Our Backyards

Antonio Cosme of Detroit
Antonio Cosme of Detroit

Artist and Organizer
The Raiz Up
Artist, Farmer and Organizer
Southwest Grows

 

Mark Crain Jr. of Detroit
Mark Crain Jr. of Detroit

Project Director
Detroit Revival Engaging American Muslims
 

Violeta A. Donawa of Detroit
Violeta A. Donawa of Detroit

Healing Justice Organizer and Community Sociologist
Healing by Choice

Raul Echevarria of Wyandotte
Raul Echevarria of Wyandotte

Director of Land Use and Economic Development
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives

Eleanor Gamalski of Detroit
Eleanor Gamalski of Detroit

Community Organizer
Detroit Jews for Justice

Michelle George of Detroit
Michelle George of Detroit

Registered Nurse/Public Health Nurse
Matrix Human Services

Lola Gibson-Berg of Detroit
Lola Gibson-Berg of Detroit
Aaron Handelsman of Detroit
Aaron Handelsman of Detroit

Senior Policy Advocate
Detroit People's Platform

Alex B. Hill of Detroit
Alex B. Hill of Detroit

Epidemiologist
Detroit Health Department

Namira Islam of Southfield
Namira Islam of Southfield

Executive Director
Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

Christine L.M. Joseph of Ann Arbor
Christine L.M. Joseph of Ann Arbor

Epidemiologist
Henry Ford Health System

Marcia Lee of Detroit
Marcia Lee of Detroit

Coordinator
Office of Mission and Ministry and Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph

Lynx M'Chea of Detroit
Lynx M'Chea of Detroit
Samantha Magdaleno of Wyandotte
Samantha Magdaleno of Wyandotte

Director of Community Organizing
Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.

Michelle Martinez of Detroit
Michelle Martinez of Detroit

Executive Director
Third Horizon Consulting

Lena F. Masri of Novi
Lena F. Masri of Novi

Legal Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan Chapter

Asha Noor of Dearborn Heights
Asha Noor of Dearborn Heights

Civic Advocacy and Engagement Specialist
Take On Hate

Debra A. Taylor of Detroit
Debra A. Taylor of Detroit

Director of Finance and Development
We the People of Detroit

Rebecca Thompson of Detroit
Rebecca Thompson of Detroit

Executive Director
Good Jobs Now

Natasha Tamate Weiss of Detroit
Natasha Tamate Weiss of Detroit

Writer and Poet
Detroit Asian Youth Project
Drummer
Great Lakes Taiko Center

Facilitators 2016-17

Lila Cabbil of Detroit
Lila Cabbil of Detroit

President Emeritus
Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development

Simran Noor of New York City
Simran Noor of New York City

Vice President of Policy and Programs
Center for Social Inclusion

Jesse Villalobos of New York City
Jesse Villalobos of New York City

Coordinator of Policy and Advocacy
Center for Social Inclusion

Staff 2016-17

Derrielle Goodwin
Derrielle Goodwin

Interim Event Coordinator
Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

Eliza Perez-Ollin
Eliza Perez-Ollin

Project Director
Detroit Equity Action Lab

Gwen Winston
Gwen Winston

Lead Dialogue Designer
Detroit Equity Action Lab

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