National Advisory Panel

Arun Gandhi, advocate for global justice

Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nonviolence philosophy.

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK
One of the nation’s leading Catholic voices for social justice and champion of Pope Francis’ message of equality.

Janis F. Kearney, former Presidential Diarist

Served under former President Bill Clinton as the first diarist in presidential history

Robert S. Weiner, former White House Spokesman

Served under former President Bill Clinton as well as top Congressional aide to retired Congressman John Conyers Jr. and late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, National Coordinator, 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

Served as top assistant to Martin Luther King Jr., and one of the original Freedom Riders

Rev Lawrence Foster, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church

Harvard University-trained theologian and mentee of Martin Luther King Sr.

Herb Boyd, Journalist & Historian

Best-selling author of books on Malcolm X, James Baldwin and the black experience.

Luba Lukova, Internationally renowned visual artist for social justice

Works included in prominent collections internationally and at the first inauguration of former President Barack Obama.

Joan Blaney, British author and international social entrepreneur and advocate.