Category Archives: Presenters 2013

Plenary Moderator: Yawu Miller

Yawu Miller is a freelance journalist and photographer. He is a reporter and a former managing editor of the Bay State Banner, a weekly newspaper serving Boston’s African American community. Miller was born in Boston and graduated from Dartmouth College … Continue reading

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Plenary Speaker: Sarah J. Jackson

Sarah is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She holds a M.A. from the University of Michigan and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her research and teaching focus on how media discourses … Continue reading

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Plenary Speaker: Lydia Lowe

Lydia Lowe is the Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), a grass-roots organization that works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond. During her years at CPA, she has co-founded its … Continue reading

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Plenary Speaker: Curdina Hill

Curdina Hill is the Executive Director of City Life/Vida Urbana, a grassroots, multi-issue, bilingual organization in Jamaica Plain with a focus on affordable housing and tenants’ rights. Curdina has a passion for creating and working in learning communities to support … Continue reading

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Plenary Speaker: Amaad Rivera

Amaad is currently the Policy Advisor for Senator Edward Markey. Prior to his present position, he is the Director of Housing Policy at Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and a former City Alderman in Springfield. Amaad was born and raised … Continue reading

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Tony Loftis

Tony Loftis is an experienced communications professional and educator with a strong background in social media. He’s the founder of Find Your Missing Child, an nonprofit organization that teaches social media skills to parents searching for missing and runaway children. … Continue reading

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Kathleen Pequeño

Kathleen is a communications consultant who focuses on web strategy and storytelling for grassroots social justice groups. Her clients have included criminal justice organizations, environmental justice organizations, and philanthropic organizations that support grassroots organizing.

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Tom Louie

Tom Louie is a development and communications consultant, and the Coordinator of PCN-Boston/New England Chapter. He is also currently the part-time Development Director at City Mission Society of Boston. Tom is a long-time organizer, public policy advocate and media skills … Continue reading

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Nicole Lagace

Nicole has over 15 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining HousingWorks RI as communications director in 2009, Nicole was the Director of Public Relations for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. There she … Continue reading

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Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy Thompson is the Boston-area director of the Service Employees International Union’s Adjunct Action campaign, organizing adjunct faculty at colleges and universities. He has been doing research on a wide array of subjects for labor and community organizations since 2009. … Continue reading

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Reggie Williams

A Boston native, Reggie began his journey to build a better society through media at age 15 alongside Cara and Joanna as part of their original Media Leadership team. He has presented at several conferences nationally including the Kellogg Media … Continue reading

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Cara Lisa Berg Powers

Cara is an innovative strategic thinker working across a variety of disciplines to build the capacity of communities to create meaningful and lasting change. Before joining the team at Press Pass TV in 2008, Cara founded the Youth Media Institute … Continue reading

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Denise Moorehead

Denise Moorehead Denise is the principal at the Moorehead Consulting Group. For seven years, she served as the director of education and outreach at Third Sector New England, a nonprofit organization that provides support, training and management resources to build … Continue reading

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