Alexis Aceves Garcia is a Genderqueer Latinx poet who resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently working on a chapbook about queer joy and ancestral trauma as a first-generation American citizen. You can find her most recent poems in the June Jordan Poetry & Protest anthology.
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Tanveer Ali is a Chicago-based journalist with a background in data visualization, social media and old-fashioned reporting. Between 2012 to 2017 he served as DNAinfo Chicago's data reporter and visualizations reporter, while also running social media accounts in the evenings. Prior to taking on those roles, he was a breaking news reporter for the publication.
Tanveer also reported and produced multimedia work for a variety of outlets including WBEZ, Columbia Journalism Review, GOOD Magazine and the Chicago News Cooperative. He has also developed a number of web-based projects for Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where he earned a master's degree in journalism specializing in interactive publishing.
Rich Benjamin’s reporting and analysis appear regularly in public debate, including in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, NPR, PBS, and CNN. He is author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America (Hachette Books), selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association (2009), now in its second printing. This groundbreaking study is one of few to have illuminated in advance the economic, social, and political forces propelling the political rise of Donald Trump. Rich serves on the Board of Trustees of the Authors Guild, the national union of writers that has been protecting authors’ economic well-being and free speech since 1912. Twitter: @IAmRichBenjamin.
Melissa Chadburn has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic's Citylab, Buzzfeed,Poets & Writers and many other publications. Her essay, “The Throwaways,” received notable mention in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is Editor-At-Large for Dame Magazine, teaches at Loyola Marymount University. Her debut novel, A Tiny Upward Shove, is forthcoming.
Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked in China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Central Asia, and Ukraine, as well as extensively in the United States. He has been a contributing photographer to The New York Times, Newsweek, Yahoo News, Guernica and many other publications. Shin also serves as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The New York Times twice nominated Alan for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Kosovo conflict in 1999 and 2000. Currently, Alan is also Managing Director of Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT, a community-based photojournalism initiative.
Joseph Rodríguez, a photojournalist, is a professor at New York University and the International Center of Photography.
Carlos Javier Ortiz
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Lynn Stuart Parramore
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
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Queen Arsem-O'Malley is a fact-checker and law student based in Boston, MA. She is interested in working toward economic justice and building people power through organizing and writing.
Tayt Harlin is a New York-based pharmaceutical copywriter and a doctoral candidate in English at the Graduate Center (CUNY). His writing has appeared in Bookforum, The New Yorker, and The Village Voice.
For three decades, Hollie Ainbinder has helped develop and nurture progressive policy and media organizations, including the Institute for Policy Studies, the Institute for Public Accuracy and Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.