In 2008 Jen moved to Philadelphia and got involved in the immigrant rights movement. Thorugh that work Jen participated in several TfC trainings and help create the New Leadership School, a leadership development program for immigrant leaders in Philadelphia. She is passionate about socio/economic and environmental justice, working from a human rights framework, and enjoys fundraising to support work that promotes a better world.
Vega is a professional coach focusing on social justice/ social change activists and nonprofit staff. Past involvements include, Executive Director of Chaya, an anti-domestic violence organization serving South Asian women and their communities; a co-founder of the Rainbow Dragon Fund, an AAPIP Giving Circle promoting philanthropy in and benefiting D.C. Metro Area LGBTQ AAPI community.
Janée is the Director of Organizational Culture for the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Foundation, whose mission is to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty. She also has several years of experience as a facilitator and trainer of grassroots organizers and community coalitions seeking to create change by addressing racism, economic injustice, early childhood education, and food security. She writes about social justice issues on her blog What Matters.
Hilary is an educational administrator and diversity practitioner who has worked for nineteen years in independent schools. Her approach to anti-bias/anti-oppression education in privileged communities is deeply informed by intersectionality, non-violent communication, and her own identity as a black biracial transracial adoptee.
Sonia Silbert is originally from New York City and has lived in Washington, DC for the past ten years. Since 2008, she has served as Executive Director of the Washington Peace Center, providing education, resources and action for activists in DC working for social justice and a world free from oppression. She has personally led trainings for groups up to 400 on Nonviolent Direct Action, Grassroots Fundraising and more.