Nancy A. Parker is the new incoming Interim Co-Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center, primarily focused on fundraising. Immediately prior to this, Nancy was the Managing Attorney of the Detroit Justice Center’s Movement Lawyering Practice, where she focused on providing legal support to grassroots organizations fighting for racial justice in the city and surrounding communities. Nancy conducted know-your-rights trainings, presented on PIC abolition, provided research/analysis, and generally provided any other support needed to move abolitionist campaigns and projects forward. Nancy also engaged in direct representation of clients in various courts, including ongoing criminal representation of BLM protesters, and assisted with federal litigation.
Prior to joining the Detroit Justice Center, Nancy served as Assistant General Counsel in the legal department of the United Steelworkers International Union for over 8 years. In that capacity, Nancy fought for workers’ rights, advocating for employees and their families in arbitrations, federal courts, and before the National Labor Relations Board. Nancy earned her Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law in 2011, and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Alicia Dennis has worked throughout PEOPLE’s sections for more than 15 years, earning multiple editorial awards for reporting and breaking news coverage. As editorial director for the crime, human interest and sports sections, Dennis oversees teams of journalists who report on individuals around the country making a difference in their communities and making unique and remarkable connections. She directs the investigative efforts of a team delving into crime cases around the world, bringing millions of readers (in addition to viewers on Investigation Discovery’s People Magazine Investigates series) compelling accounts of mystery, intrigue and insight from victims and their families.
Emiliana Guereca is a renowned feminist and entrepreneur who dedicates her life to promoting women’s rights and social justice. Emiliana founded the Women’s March Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of women, minorities, and marginalized communities.
Women’s March Foundation organized the largest protest, Women’s March Los Angeles, in 2017.
In addition to her work with the Women’s March Foundation, Emiliana is also the founder of Women’s March Action. This political organization mobilizes women and other marginalized groups to vote, run for office, and engage in the political process. Through these organizations, Emiliana has been at the forefront of some of the most significant social and political movements of our time .
Emiliana’s commitment to social justice and her unwavering dedication to promoting women’s rights have earned her numerous accolades and awards, including recognition as a “Woman to Watch” by Los Angeles Magazine, and a “Hero of the Resistance” by The Advocate. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times, CNN, and NPR, among other media outlets.
Emiliana is a true inspiration to all those who strive for a more just and equitable world, and her work continues to have a lasting impact on society.
Tiffany Fantasia is a staple in the Miami Beach Drag scene. Performing for 20 years, she can be found regularly at the Palace bar on ocean drive. She can be also be found on Out tv’s hit show Miami Dolls, and has been featured on WWHL and The View. She is a board member of Miami Beach Pride and the director of the Miss Miami Beach Pride pageant. Tiffany has won Miss Miami Ultimate, Miss Illusions Plus, and Miss Miami Beach Pride. She has also performed for Dsquared, Queen Latifah, and Andy Cohen just to name a few.
Tiana Day is a 20-year old student, activist, social entrepreneur and founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Youth Advocates for Change. Her nonprofit works to bridge the gap between art and activism in youth through intersectional social justice issues. Tiana has a heavy passion for equitable and accessible education. She is the community manager for the nonprofit, Thinking Nation, which works to shift the paradigm of unbiased history education across the U.S. through innovative data driven curriculum for grades 6-12th.
Tiana has consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies and is the CEO of the first Gen-Z led cultural impact firm called “One Day Agency” focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, sustainability and social impact. She is currently attending the University of Southern California where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in arts, technology and the business of innovation at the Iovine Young Academy with a minor in education and society.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, Shayne grew up as a competitive gymnast. During her college years in NYC, she was initiated into yoga by Sri Dharma Mitra and for 32 years she has remained fully committed to her yoga path.
Shayne is the co-founder of Anahata Eco Yoga Retreats, a spiritual community leading holistic experiences set in exotic destinations around the world and in Miami, while creating environmental and ecological awareness.
Shayne focuses on Vinyasa Yoga, mantra meditation and breath work. Her practice moves energy through the body by synchronizing breath to movements. It is a dynamic flow yet sacred and devotional. A moving meditation creating an inner journey towards empowerment, faith and intuition.
Shayne currently lives in Miami after residing in Colombia, Brasil, Israel, Argentina and New York City. Shayne is a mother of two amazing grownup boys.
Shayne’s Vinyasa practice focuses on moving energy through the body. It is a form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while synchronizing their breath to their movements. It is a dynamic flow yet a sacred and devotional practice, a moving meditation with attention to breath, alignment, visualization, intention and chanting, creating an inner journey towards empowerment, faith and intuition.
Classes begin with chanting and breath work to prepare the mind for a deeper state of consciousness. Followed by a gracious flow to her very acclaimed playlists. Expect to sweat, get strong, challenge your breath and play around with exciting inversions and arm balancing poses.
Shalane Yuen is a mother, lifelong learner, and Hawaiian native. She is the Founding Executive Director of the Trevor Noah Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors.
Our vision is a world where education enables youth to dream, see and build the impossible. Founded in 2018, TNF actively seeks opportunities to invest in education, school leaders, community-driven innovation, and systems change.
“My foundation alone cannot hold itself responsible for transforming an entire system, but we can contribute to changing the entire system,” says Trevor Noah. “We’re trying to support every community to create an environment where everyone – governments, the private sector, philanthropists, community leaders and members – is putting resources into refurbishing a school, running the school, training teachers, etc. We want to harness that communal contribution to create systems change.”
Shalane has over 10+ years of global consulting, research, and systems change experience. She is deeply committed to enabling fair and just access to economic opportunities and is passionate about driving innovative cross-sector partnerships to catalyze change. Shalane holds a Master of Public Administration in international non-profit management and public policy from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of California. Originally from Hawaii, South Africa has been her home for the last ten years, which she now shares with her husband and daughter.