Gina Glymph

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Gina Glymph

Glymph and Associates

Who am I?

I am a Black woman, a mother of Black children, a wife of a Black man, a fighter, a nurturer, a truth-teller, and a catalyst of change.

I am listening for justice because… 

I gather for justice because I am not willing to be a spectator on the sidelines, watching people of color being brutalized, traumatized, and oppressed.  I gather because our ancestors fought and died for our freedom.  I gather because I choose to hold my head up high and fight for social justice.

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

supported and empowered to continue the fight.

I listen for… 

all who are oppressed, all who have not realized the beauty of their melanin filled skin, and all who have lost their lives in the struggle.

Carletta S. Hurt

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Carletta S. Hurt

IN THE LOOP and Coaching Connections

Who am I?

a parent of William, the daughter of Jacqueline and David, the kindred spirit of my grandmother, Lottie, the essence of my paternal grandmother, Doretha, and the mixing bowl of my family. I am an educator, producer, and youth advocate.

I am listening for justice because… 

I am no longer comfortable waiting for someone else to get it done.

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

like I’m making a contribution to the larger community that will evoke positive change.

I listen for… 

I gather for all the brown girls and boys who are unable to gather for themselves.

Ronald Skeete

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Ronald Skeete

Thinktwice Institute

Who am I?

a leader dedicated to challenging young people & the adults in their lives to be their BEST!

I am listening for justice because… 

racism holds humanity back from our God-given purpose.

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

like we aren’t ignoring the issue of racism anymore.

I listen for… 

our children and our world.

Gayle Burnett

 

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Gayle Burnett

Founder, Peace Of Culture

Who am I?

I am the grandchild of immigrants, the second generation of desire for a better life.  I am constant and I am evolving.

I am listening for justice because… 

I believe deeply in a connective and uniting humanity. We cannot realize the fruits of that connection until we are able to honor every person as a fellow human and part of the beloved community.

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

Active and Expansively Hopeful.

I listen for… 

Francis and Jasmine

Anthony Lobban

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Anthony Lobban

Associate Learning Specialist – Diversity & Equity Coach / Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

Who am I?

I am an American with brown skin.  I am a citizen burdened by a promise unfulfilled.  I am a father, a son, a brother, a friend, and I am a teacher.. 

I am listening for justice because… 

the time for social justice is now, and the time for action, on a whole new level, is now.

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

Hopeful and Optimistic.

I listen for… 

an America that has yet to be born.

Karen Morris

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Karen Morris

retired Friends School of Atlanta and Atlanta Friends Meeting

Who am I?

an educator. I knew I wanted to be a teacher in 3rd grade because I loved my teacher and wanted to be just like her. My first teaching job was in Walker County, GA, on Lookout Mountain, in a 3rd grade classroom!  I moved to Atlanta for graduate work in Early Childhood education at Georgia State University, and never went back. I’ve taught at The Paideia School, The Children’s School, many preschools, and helped found Friends School of Atlanta. I’ve been a classroom teacher and music teacher. I moved into administrative work as the Director of The Phoenix School daycare, and then as Elementary Head at Friends School of Atlanta until I retired in 2014.

I am listening for justice because… 

Martin Luther King Jr and John Lewis inspire me. “True peace is not merely the absence of  tension, but the presence of justice.” (MLK) “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” (JRL)

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

like I”m speaking up.

I listen for… 

a non-violent world.

Susan Landrum

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Susan Landrum

VOX ATL

Who am I?

I am a daughter, sister, aunt, queer woman, white and Southern, a believer in love and the power of stories.

I am listening for justice because… 

I believe that this moment calls for us to be more imaginative, generative, and connected than ever before. I am inspired by the teens that I work with who courageously share their stories in hopes of a better world. It is their authenticity and commitment that sets an example for me. 

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

Whole

I listen for… 

the family, friends, teens at VOX and communities that are home to me.

Susan Firestone

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Susan Firestone

Quakers For Racial Equality, Atlanta Friends Meeting

Who am I?

a retired ESL educator

I am listening for justice because… 

I want to unlearn racist patterns and work for racial justice

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

Inspired

I listen for… 

an equitable community where everyone can thrive.

Dr. Melanie Dukes

Dr. Melanie Dukes

Dr. Melanie Dukes

Project Manager/HTI Catalysts

Who am I?

I am a black mother who believes in the collective voice of others to enact long term change.

I am listening for justice because… 

I will continue the work of my people so that future generations will not have to struggle with breaking chains of systemic oppression.

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

Empowered and Encouraged.

I listen for… 

My daughter Mikailah and my sons, Adrian and Mason. I listen for justice for every Black and Brown child who has been torn down by this world.

 

Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams

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Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams

HTI Catalysts

Who am I?

the vehicle through which Listening for Justice was first borne.

I am listening for justice because… 

when you listen, you see things you never saw before and you understand things for the first time and it moves you forward in your commitment to social and racial justice.

Listening for justice makes me feel… 

like I’m doing my part.

I listen for… 

every heart that hurts as a result of injustice.

Jarrod Walker

Creativity isn’t only the product of problem solving and self-expression; it is also a means of connection. Jarrod Walker understands this principle; it is a driving force for his businesses as well as the fuel for his passion.

His desire to help others through meaningful connections combined with his passion for the arts shines through in his work. He is the owner and principal integrator at Beyond The Work, an administrative assistant firm whose work is mostly virtual. He serves clients throughout the United States.

In addition to helping propel businesses forward, he desires to be able to impact people’s lives through visual storytelling. He aspires to create art that ignites conversations that will enlighten, activate healing, and/or empower.

While studying at Clemson University and working on his Production Studies in Performing Arts degree, he started his first business, Special Provisions. His special events firm stocked the theatre’s Green Room for touring acts such as Rockapella and coordinated several weddings.

As the former artistic director of the EBC Players drama ministry, he has directed numerous shows as well as directed for a local theater company. He also wrote and directed Latrice Pace’s one-woman show, Exodus: The Journey of Obedience.

As an only child, he learned to entertain himself: often creating art, reading, and carrying on full conversations with himself. So, if you ever catch him talking and don’t see anyone around or earbuds in his ear, don’t be alarmed. Chances are he’s talking to himself.

He wants to leave a legacy that not only gives his children something to look up to but will also honor the memory of his parents.