Patrisse Cullors is a artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. A cofounder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and an NAACP History Maker. She’s received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named by the Los Angeles Times as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century and a Glamour 2016 Woman of the Year. Patrisse is currently touring selective cities with her multimedia performance art piece POWER: From the Mouths of the Occupied.
A consummate performer and passionate speaker, Cat Brooks is also an activist and community leader. Brooks played a central role in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant and is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project whose mission is to rapidly respond to – and eradicate – police terror in communities of color. APTP has successfully developed a model for first response to police violence that is currently being replicated across the state of California and the country. Brooks is also a member of ONYX, The Black Power Network, Black Lives Matter-Bay Area and is one of the Black Friday 14 – a group of Black activists who locked down the West Oakland BART station on Black Friday in 2014. She is currently touring her one-woman show about the in-custody murder of Natasha McKenna in the Fairfax County Jail. She lives in West Oakland with her daughter.
Based in Los Angeles, Jayda is the organizing director for Dignity and Power Now. As a formerly incarcerated person and a queer woman of color she believes that it is important to be a voice of change in directly impacted communities.
Also a Justice Teams Network staff member, Cat is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project based in the Bay Area.