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ACHIEVING CULTURAL EQUITY
SURVEY 1 FINDINGS
Women of Spirit II
MEET THE PANELISTS
Co-founder and Executive Director of Indigo Arts Alliance, a non-profit that is a Black led artist residency program providing Black and Brown artists from around the world a supportive environment in which to make new work, engage with community and build lasting relationships across generations.
Chief Equity and Strategy Officer at MomsRising, she co-leads a national on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people working to achieve economic security and justice for moms, women, and families.
Iya Oseye Mchawi
Yoruba priest of Obatala for 45 years, is a founding member and current executive director of the Omo Obatala Egbe, Inc. She is the founder and President of the Yoruba Society of Brooklyn, Inc.
Shantrelle P. Lewis
A United Nations Programme for People of African Descent Fellow, is a multi-hyphen creative and scholar who accesses multiple disciplines to help elucidate African Diasporic history, aesthetics, culture and spirituality. An initiated Lukumi Sango Priest. Also, a self-identifying Hoodooist.
Neyda Martinez Sierra
Associate Professor at The New School, is Interim Program Director of the Media Management Graduate Program within the School of Media Studies and co-director of the university-wide Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative. Founder and executive producer of Habana/Harlem®.
Gloriann Sacha Antonetty-Lebrón
Afro-Puerto Rican writer, communication strategist and activist; author of the book of poems Hebras and the children's book Negro, negrito. Antonetty-Lebrón is the founder and editor of Revista étnica, the first multimedia platform and magazine in Puerto Rico to make visible and positively represent Afro-Latino communities.
Program Officer with the Ford Foundation’s Civic Engagement and Government team. She brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit racial justice sector building the leadership and power of youth from low-income communities.
Marta Moreno Vega - Moderator
Recognized globally as a scholar, producer, activist, educator, author, professor, and Yoruba priestess. Second Director of El Museo del Barrio, Founder of Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), Founder Creative Justice Initiative, and Co-founder Corredor Afro.
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