Shaun King, Edwin Lindo and Tamika D. Mallory

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Shaun King
Columnist, The Intercept; Co-founder, Real Justice PAC


Shaun King is one of many voices within the Black Lives Matter movement, and uses social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues. He has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, and social justice.

King is a columnist at The Intercept, and co-founder of Real Justice, a political action committee that works to elect prosecutors at the county and municipal level who are committed fighting structural racism. Previously, he was Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, a regular political commentator for “The Young Turks” and on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and was a justice writer for Daily Kos.

As a social entrepreneur, King worked as the CEO and founder of both TwitChange (which won the Mashable Award for the Most Creative Social Good Campaign) and HopeMob. King is the author of The Power of 100!, and has spent much of the past 15 years raising nearly $10 million for charities and causes across the globe. King is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Epoch Humanitarian Award and the Hometown Hero Award from the Atlanta Journal Constitution and has been included in MSNBC’s “The Grio” Top 100 History Makers. 

King is a graduate of Morehouse College.

Edwin Lindo
San Francisco-based social-justice scholar and community advocate

Edwin Lindo is a San Francisco native with family roots in Central America. Lindo has been at the forefront of fighting against economic, racial and educational oppression, and using education as a tool of raising consciousness and promoting social justice pedagogy. He was a member of the Frisco Five hunger strike, where he and four others went on an 18-day hunger strike to demand justice for the killings of innocent men of color in San Francisco. The San Francisco police chief was eventually fired.

To support the efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, Lindo spent three months at Standing Rock organizing with the local community, providing strategic legal and operational support for the resistance. He also helped guide the policy work for The Seattle Peoples Party, a local third party.

More recently, Lindo has served as a faculty member at University of Washington School of Law, his alma mater, teaching "Race and the Law" and "Latinx Critical Race Theory." He is in the process of becoming faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine, teaching "Critical Race Theory, Medicine, and Policy."


Tamika D. Mallory
Co-president, Women’s March

Tamika D. Mallory is co-president of the Women's March board, and nationally recognized as a fiery and outspoken champion for social justice. She worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence and police misconduct.

Mallory has been publicly applauded as “a leader of tomorrow” by Valerie B. Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, and was selected to serve on the transition committee of New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio. She served as a national organizer for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which drew 300,000, as well as Justice or Else!, where she delivered a national address to over 700,000.

A leading figure in the grassroots, community-based effort to stop gun violence in New York City, Mallory was instrumental in creating the NYC Crisis Management System, an official gun violence prevention program that awards nearly $20 million annually to innovative violence intervention organizations. After serving as National Action Network’s youngest executive director, she founded Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning firm in New York City.