Constance Every is a Community/Political Activist who served in The War on Terror Afghanistan as an Army Combat Engineer. Her activism and lobbying focus on Ending Police Brutality, Fighting for Equitable Public Education, and Black Liberation.
Deidra Harper is a Community Servant/Business Developer; Co-Founder/Executive Director of The Women Foundation; providing access to capital for Black Entrepreneurs via Interest-Free Micro Loans.
Marie Mott is a Veteran Community Activist/Organizer with a educational background in researching and drafting public policy. Marie Studied at Harvard Kennedy School of Government as an Emerging Leader around Policy, Ethics, and Technology for Progressive Government Administrations.
Femeika Elliott is a Social Justiceprenuer advocating for marginalized communities by providing viable/creative solutions in areas of Food Systems, Criminal Justice, Medical Apartheid and Black Maternal Health. Restoration and Liberation remain at the forefront of her vision. Professionally, Femeika worked in social services for 9 years. She is the Founder of Meik Meals, The Lotus Program, Rooted East Knox Collective, and Co-Creator of Knoxville Black Maternal Health Symposium.
Alexis Alsup is Holistic Birth Doula, MCU Student Midwife, Maternal Health Advocate with a mission to reduce disparities in marginalized communities. Founder of Empowered Doula Services and curator of the Knoxville Black Maternal Health Symposium.
Calvin Taylor Skinner
Calvin Taylor Skinner is Faith Leader/Community Organizer. Pastor Skinner is a Principle with Insight Initiative and contributes to “Notes on Faith” series, with his wife Dr. Alisha Lola Jones, for The Grio. Pastor Skinner and his wife are bicontinental living/working in the US and UK.