Taylor Mayes

Taylor Mayes Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Advocating for restorative environmental justice for African American and Black Communities through the Black Climate Network. Region Hamden, Connecticut Affiliations & Roles Communications Coordinator, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs Organizer, B.E.A.M (Black Environmental Activist Movement)     Taylor Mayes is the Communications Coordinator for The Connecticut Roundtable…

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Tara Rodríguez Besosa

Tara Rodríguez Besosa Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Decolonizing Borikén (Puerto Rico) through food. Region San Juan, Puerto Rico Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder, El Departamento de la Comida OtraCosa Queer Land Collective, Borikén, Member        Tara (she/they/ellx) was born and raised mostly in coastal Santurce in Puerto Rico. Tara graduated from Pratt Institute…

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Stephanie Hicks Willett

Stephanie Hicks Willett Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Supporting the development of the future generation of African American environmentalists from Cumberland, Virginia. Region Cumberland, Virginia Affiliations & Roles Organizer, AMMD Pine Grove Project     Stephanie Hicks Willett is the granddaughter of Rev. Sam Henry Miller and Susan Taylor Miller, and the daughter of Rev.…

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Ruth Łchavaya K’isen Miller

Ruth Łchavaya K’isen Miller Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Elevating voices, and building networks for local, national, and international climate solutions in Alaska. Region Anchorage, Alaska Affiliations & Roles Climate Justice Organizer, Native Movement Statewide Planning Committee, Fireweed Collective Member, SustainUS Ruth (Łchavaya K’isen) is a Dena’ina Athabaskan and Ashkenazi Russian Jewish woman, raised in…

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Rebecca Catherine Frayser Jim

Rebecca Catherine Frayser Jim Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Repairing native land that has been polluted and damaged by industrial industries. Region Vinita, Oklahoma Affiliations & Roles Founder & Executive Director, LEAD (Local Environmental Action Demanded) Member of the Cherokee Nation Tar Creekkeeper Rebecca Jim founded LEAD (Local Environmental Action Demanded) in 1997, and leads…

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