Ebony Dumas

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As an urban planner, Ebony Dumas works to create spaces, outlets, and infrastructure to support creative expression through economic development. Before graduate school, she spent ten years in Washington DC working in art non-profits and collectives. Always beginning with a framework of honoring existing culture and communities, Ebony's intersectional analysis is applied to quantitative and qualitative data. Additionally, her experience as a self-taught graphic designer with a contemporary aesthetic, enhances the overall quality of her work.

Ebony's planning experience includes regional, national, and international projects. From mapping to creating activities for public meetings, her work has been included in a variety of public and private sector client, stakeholder, and community presentations.

Currently based in New Orleans, Ebony spins music that ranges from Tropical Bass, International Pop, House and Hip-Hop. Natty Boom has also played at diverse venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, The Howard Theatre, and across the Mid-Atlantic Region, New Orleans, and Lima, Peru. Natty Boom is also 1/5 of the all-lady DJ Crew, Anthology of Booty, which creates unique and welcoming social spaces and dancefloors.

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Victor Moore

Victor X Moore [Two X], is a visual artist and graphic designer and a retired collegiate basketball player. He was born in Paterson, NJ and raised in Charlotte, NC. He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Appalachian State University in May of 2016. He is passionate about utilizing his design skill-set for social justice/ causes and giving a visual voice to his research, societal views, and beliefs. He loves designing for print, as he is able to offer tangible deliverables. He also has experience in web design and coding; He enjoys problem-solving for the web (digital space) as well.

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Danielle Aubert

Danielle Aubert is a graphic designer interested in the intersection of graphic design, labor, materials, and software. She is currently researching the output of Fredy Perlman and the Detroit Printing Co-op (1969-1980). She participated in the Design Justice Network Gathering in 2016 and organized a session with Bianca Ibarlucea and Kikko Paradela at the 2017 AMC. She teaches at Wayne State University.

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Taylor Stewart

TAYLOR STEWART is a graphic artist currently residing in Metro Detroit. As a creative, Stewart seeks to find and guide others into sustainable understandings of self. Using creative expression as a tool of research, she continues to analysis, critique and educate on the complexities of social systems through art.

In 2015, Stewart received her Bachelors of Fine Art from Eastern Michigan University with a concentration in graphic design. Stewart gained skills in executing fine art exhibitions while working under Eastern Michigan University’s Gallery Director, from December 2013 through December 2014. Today she continues striving to learn, cultivate and encourage systems thinking through visual creation, community building and design justice.

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Victoria Barnett

VICTORIA BARNETT is a freelance graphic & web designer and trainer. She spends her time designing, sharing and supporting various social movements with their communication and web presence, centered in community based social and environmental justice. She is interested in web design, education and has a background in print design. Victoria is active in JFAAP. You can find her at www.victoriabarnett.com.

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Sasha Costanza-Chock

SASHA COSTANZA-CHOCK is a scholar, activist, and media-maker, and is currently Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT. They are a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Faculty Affiliate with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and creator of the MIT Codesign Studio (codesign.mit.edu). Their work focuses on social movements, media justice, and community-led design. Sasha’s book Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movementwas published by the MIT Press in 2014. They are a board member of Allied Media Projects (alliedmedia.org), and a worker/owner at Research Action Design (RAD.cat), a worker-owned cooperative that uses community-led research, transformative media organizing, technology development, and collaborative design to build the power of grassroots social movements.

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