Chinyere´ Tutashinda , National Organizer

Chinyere is the National Organizer at the Center for Media Justice. Educate, Motivate, Inspire - Change the world! ~ This is the philosophy Chinyere Tutashinda lives by. Chinyere has over 15 years of media production, communications and organizing experience. She has worked at Youth Together for the past 6 years supporting communications strategy and helping the organization lead the way in the fight for education justice in the bay area. As a founding member of The BlackOUT Collective she has helped quickly grow its online and social media presence as well as support communications strategies for direct actions across the bay area. Chinyere is committed to working for change, with a BA in Journalism and an MA in Media Activism, Chinyere uses her education and dedication for the community in all that she does.
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Erin Shields , National Field Organizer, Internet Rights

Erin is the National Field Organizer for Internet Rights at CMJ. Erin joins CMJ with more than 5 years of grassroots organizing and advocacy experience in the areas of technology, affordable housing, and criminal justice. Prior to working with CMJ, she was a community organizer with Bread for the City, fighting alongside DC residents living on low incomes for equitable redevelopment without displacement. She also previously worked as a government affairs coordinator at the Internet Association on issues of net neutrality, privacy, and Internet governance. Erin recently served as the 2016-2017 co-chair of Black Youth Project 100's DC Chapter and has committed herself to the work of liberating all Black people. She earned her BA in political science from Howard University and currently lives in Washington, DC.
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Eteng Ettah , Digital Media Manager

Eteng Ettah is the Digital Media Manager at the Center for Media Justice. As a digital media strategist and strong advocate of intersectionality within social and racial justice work, she develops digital content, campaigns, and stories that shed light on how media and technology impact the lived experiences of Black communities and other communities of color throughout the U.S. Prior to CMJ, Eteng was an Account Executive at Fenton, a social change public relations firm dedicated to using communications to achieve social good. Outside of CMJ, Eteng leads bystander intervention trainings for Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a grassroots organization that ensures D.C.’s public spaces are free from harassment, particularly for women of color and transgender women of color. She earned her BS in Communications and Social Policy from Cornell University. 

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Imran Siddiquee , Communications Director

Imran Siddiquee is the Communications Director at the Center for Media Justice. He is a writer, filmmaker, and activist challenging the representation of gender and race in popular media. His writing on white supremacy, patriarchy, and pop culture has been published at The AtlanticBuzzfeedMic, and Longreads, among other publications. In 2014 he gave a TEDx talk called “How Hollywood Can Tell Better Love Stories,” and has since written and directed two short films on the topic. Imran was a founding member of The Representation Project, where he led nationwide campaigns to call-out sexism in the media. He additionally collaborates with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) to document, preserve, and share the varied histories of South Asian Americans.
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Kyla Massey , Digital Justice Fellow

Kyla Massey is the Digital Justice Fellow at CMJ. Kyla joins CMJ as a Media Democracy Tech Exchange Fellow blending her expertise in web development and digital security to help strengthen CMJ's national programing. Prior to working with CMJ, she worked closely with Equality Labs - a South Asian community technology organization dedicated to ending caste apartheid, Islamophobia and religious intolerance - as a training facilitator. She comes into this work striving to merge an idea of wellness into the conversation around our digital bodies and work with communities and individuals around understanding and implementing tools to become more digitally secure.
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Malkia Cyril , Executive Director

Malkia A. Cyril is the founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, a national network of community-based organizations working to ensure racial and economic justice in a digital age. Cyril is one of few leaders of color in the movement for digital rights and freedom, and a leader in the Black Lives Matter Network—helping to bring important technical safeguards and surveillance countermeasures to people across the country who are fighting to reform systemic racism and violence in law enforcement.
Cyril is also a prolific writer and public speaker on issues ranging from net neutrality to the communication rights of prisoners. Their comments have been featured in publications like Politico, Motherboard, Essence Magazine, and three documentary films -- most recently the Oscar nominated film by Ava DuVernay, 13TH. Cyril is a recipient of the 2012 Donald H. McGannon Award for work to advance the roles of women and people of color in the media reform movement, a 2013 Prime Movers fellow, winner of the 2015 Hugh Hefner 1st Amendment Award for framing net neutrality as a civil rights issue, winner of the 2016 Electronic Frontier Pioneer award and a 2017 Root 100 and YBCA 100 honoree.
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McCrae A. Parker , Deputy Director

McCrae is Deputy Director at CMJ. A SF Bay Area native, McCrae has spent 20 years working at the intersection of digital access, media advocacy and community empowerment. His roles at local, state and national levels have ranged from educator to media policy advocate to special initiatives director. Prior to his position at CMJ, McCrae was the Managing Director of ZeroDivide where he designed and implemented capacity building and leadership development projects that leveraged digital technology in under-resourced and under-served communities for social equity and justice outcomes. McCrae is currently a Board Member for Idealware (National) and an Advisor for Public Matters, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA).
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Myaisha Hayes , National Organizer, Criminal Justice & Technology

Myaisha is the National Organizer on Criminal Justice & Technology at the Center for Media Justice. Myaisha brings several years of organizing experience with her from various national and local campaigns including President Obama's re-election campaign, Fight for $15, and the CLOSErikers Campaign. As the grandchild of a political prisoner, she is deeply committed to organizing people power that leads to radical transformative change and justice. Myaisha earned her BA in Black Studies at Occidental College and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Shilo McCabe , Administrative Coordinator

Shilo coordinates organizational operations and office administration for CMJ. She has over 16 years of experience in service-based administrative and management work.  Shilo graduated from California College of the Arts, Oakland California with a fine art photography degree.  She works in her own unique style of documentary photography and is involved in multiple long-term photo-ethnography projects exploring gender, body politics and personal expression. She has served on the board of LVA: Lesbians in the Visual Arts and was a Project Photographer for the Bay Area Women of Color Photo Project. Her art has been shown at many exhibitions across the country and has been included in The Kinsey Institute Gallery's permanent collection as well as several print publications.
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Steven Renderos , Organizing Director

Steven is CMJ’s Organizing Director and came to the organization from the Main Street Project, a MAG-Net anchor member. He brings more than seven years of community organizing and training experience, and more than ten years of filmmaking and media production experience. Prior to joining Main Street Project, Steven served as Project Coordinator of the Minnesotano Media Empowerment Project, an initiative focused on improving the quality and quantity of media coverage and representation of Latinos in Minnesota. He currently serves on the boards of Organizing Apprenticeship Project and La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles. Steven (aka DJ Ren) also hosts a show called Radio Pocho at a community radio station and spins at venues in NYC.
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