Alfredo Lopez , Co-founder, May 1st/People's Link

Alfredo co-founder and co-director of May First/People’s Link, one of the first progressive Internet Service Providers in the United States. As an activist and organizer with more than 40 years experience, Alfredo has authored six published books, and was one of the first leaders to discuss and pursue the importance of the Internet to the progressive movement.

Bryan Mercer , Co-Executive Director, Media Mobilizing Project

Bryan Mercer is a Philadelphia native and Co-Executive Director of Media Mobilizing Project, continuing the organization's commitment to strategic media and communications to build a movement of poor and working people united across color lines.


Joseph Torres

As Senior External Affairs Director for Free Press, Joseph advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the media reform movement’s base. Joseph writes frequently on media and Internet issues and is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.

Jumana Musa

Jumana Musa is a human rights attorney and racial justice activist. She is currently the Sr. Privacy and National Security Counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Lisa Jervis , Technology Consultant

Lisa Jervis has been building organizational infrastructure in social justice nonprofits for almost 20 years. She is the former Finance and Operations Director at the Center for Media Justice, the founding Editor and Publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, the founding board chair of Women in Media and News, a member of the advisory board of outLoud Radio, and an active leader in technology strategy and implementation at the East Bay Meditation Center.

Malkia Cyril , Executive Director

Malkia A. Cyril is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network. For more than 20 years, Malkia has built the capacity of racial and economic justice movements to win media rights, access and power in a digital age. A skilled facilitator, and passionate speaker and writer, Cyril’s articles and appearances have driven racial justice strategy on issues from the fight for an open and affordable Internet and new strategic communications approaches to the fight against mass surveillance and prison profiteers. Cyril is a Prime Movers fellow, recipient of the 2012 Donald H. McGannon Award, the 2015 Hugh Hefner 1st Amendment Award, and the 2016 EFF Pioneer Award. In addition to appearing in documentary films Outfoxed and MissRepresentation Cyril has most recently appeared Ava DuVernay's exciting film: 13th, released by Netflix on October 7th 2016. Born of parents in the Black Panther Party, Cyril is a leader in the movement for digital rights and freedom, and a proud member of the Black Lives Matter Network.
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Naomi Ishisaka

Naomi Ishisaka is a longtime journalist, photographer, designer and communications professional with an emphasis on racial equity and social justice. She is the Communications Director for Social Justice Fund NW, a grassroots foundation based in Seattle.

Pia Infante , Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute

Pia Infante is Trustee and Co-Executive Director of TWI, an independent foundation that leverages trust based philanthropy for social, political and economic equity. Pia draws on decades of multi-sector experience as an educator, facilitator, organizational consultant, non-profit executive, business owner, writer and speaker to advocate for radically embodied leadership and #trustinpractice.


Sage Crump , Arts Consultant

Sage Crump is a cultural strategist based in the US South who works to embed arts and culture into social justice movements. Sage is a long time member of Alternate ROOTS and has served in multiple capacities including staff member, strategic planning chair and board president.