This month, we are sharing stories from leaders working in the activism space around political and social hot button issues.
Carmen Perez (Executive Director, Gathering for Justice): Carmen has been an activist nearly her entire life. She most recently was one of four co-founders of the Women's March. As Executive Director of The Gathering, Carmen has crossed the globe promoting peace, interconnectedness, and alternatives to incarceration and violence while collaborating in national policy presentations. She has organized cultural, spiritual and educational events and provided support to individuals incarcerated in juvenile detention centers and inside prisons.
Breon Wells (Founder, The Daniel Initiative): Breon is a political consultant, musician, vision management consultant, ordained minister, and motivational speaker. The Daniel Initiative can best be described as a movement that has a business face, with the ultimate goal of reshaping a generation of believers. Identifying as a modern-day Daniel, Breon contributes to this movement by pursuing his calling as a Kingdom citizen called to influence governments and institutions globally.
Ifeoma Ike (NYC Young Men's Initiative (Office of the Mayor): Ifeoma oversees the day-to-day work of YMI and its staff. She also serves as an in-house specialist on social justice, advocacy, strategic partnerships and communications. Prior to YMI, Ms. Ike consulted non-profits, elected officials, and social justice start-ups in special projects and policies aimed at empowering socially disadvantaged communities.
Location: Hub Seventeen [Downstairs, Lululemon's Flatiron, 114 5th Ave]