Category Archives: Presenters NYC 2013

Kanene Ayo Holder

Searing wit, unwavering courage and unflappable honesty characterize Holder’s work –award winning satirist, educator, writer, activist and occupier. Holder performs solos and ensembles Brooklyn Museum, LaMamaETC and Harlem Stage. Highly desired to engage audiences while exploring what she refers to … Continue reading

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Silky Shah

Silky Shah is the Communications Director of the Detention Watch Network (DWN). In addition to her work with DWN, she co-produces Asia Pacific Forum, a pan-Asian radio show on Pacifica’s WBAI 99.5 FM in New York. Silky has also served … Continue reading

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Thanu Yakupitiyage

Thanu Yakupitiyage is a media professional residing in New York City. In her work at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), she coordinates communications and strategic messaging, as well as liaisons with hundreds of journalists locally and nationally to tell … Continue reading

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Olivia Leirer

Olivia Leirer (@oliviarising) is the Communications and Social Media Director at New York Communities for Change (@nychange), a membership driven, multi-issue community organization of low and moderate income New Yorkers. Olivia is responsible for managing NYCC’s traditional press strategies and … Continue reading

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Carlos Pareja

Carlos Pareja, a media educator, activist and digital artist, has taught video production, radio journalism, digital storytelling and media literacy. He has worked with People’s Production House, BRIC Community Media and is currently consulting with Global Action Project. He is … 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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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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