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Rev. William Barber II is President & senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, architect of the Moral Monday Movement in North Carolina, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival, and pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church. @RevDrBarber


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Genesis Be is an artist and activist, with a newly released album titled People Not Things and debuted an art exhibit in March of the same name in Los Angeles. @GenesisBe (Photo: Rae Maxwell)


Jennifer Butler is the founding Executive Director of Faith in Public Life and the former chair of the White House Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships. Butler spent ten years working in the field of international human rights representing the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the United Nations, and is an ordained minister. @revjenbutler


Simone Campbell, SSS, is an American Roman Catholic Religious Sister, lawyer, lobbyist and executive director of NETWORK. She belongs to the Sisters of Social Service. She is known as an outspoken advocate for social justice. @Sr_Simone


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Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. She is founder of V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. @VDay


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Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate and activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream (2020), she centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. @BlairImani


Valarie Kaur is a civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. Her social justice campaigns have helped win policy change on hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, marriage equality, and Internet freedom. @valariekaur


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Rabbi Michael Lerner is an American political activist, the editor of Tikkun, a progressive Jewish interfaith magazine based in Berkeley, California, and the rabbi of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue in Berkeley.


Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. is the Senior Minister of Middle Collegiate Church. She is a nationally acclaimed activist, author, public theologian, and organizer of an anti-racist multicultural movement of love and justice. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on The Today Show, CBS, and MSNBC. @RevJacquiLewis


Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and networker among innovative Christian leaders and the progressive Christian movement. His dozen-plus books include The Great Spiritual Migration, A New Kind of Christianity, and We Make the Road by Walking. @BrianMcLaren


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Doug Pagitt is the executive director and founder of Vote Common Good. He is also a national initiator with Convergence, a collective embodying just Christian ethos leading to action. @pagitt


Ruby Sales is a nationally- recognized human-rights activist, public theologian, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) alumna, and social critic. She is founder and director of The Spirithouse Project. @RubyNSales


Linda Sarsour is an award- winning racial justice and civil rights activist. She serves on the Board of Women’s March Inc., was a National Co-Chair of the 2017 Women's March on Washington, and co-founded the first Muslim online organizing platform MPower Change. @lsarsour


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Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is an educator, writer, and activist who speaks regularly on issues of diversity, equity, race, and religion. Audiences are inspired by his hopeful vision for a more inclusive, peaceful world. @SikhProf


Rob Stephens is the minister for organizing at Middle Collegiate Church and a trainer with the Racial Equity Institute. Rob served as a Field Secretary for the North Carolina NAACP as an organizer in North Carolina’s Forward Together- Moral Monday Movement. @robtstephens


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Rev. angel Kyodo williams is an ordained Zen priest and the founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley, California. She is the author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. @ZenChangeAngel


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Rev. Dr. Damaris Whittaker is the Senior Minister of Fort Washington Collegiate Church. She advocates for racial justice, LGBTQ equality, immigration reform, women’s leadership, universal healthcare, and affordable housing. @revdamarisw