Trailblazers

Paintings and Illustrations by Jamison Harper

 

Ciara Taylor // Political Educator for poor people’s campaign

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Ciara Taylor is a founding member of the Dream Defenders and currently serves within the Poor People’s Campaign—a movement to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the nation’s distorted morality. Ciara is responsible for developing and executing statewide political, educational, and leadership development programming, and she is working to forge a new path by infusing accurate understandings of history, identity, and the necessity of our collective healing and “rehumanization” from the traumas of systemic oppressions.

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Catherine Coleman Flowers // Director, environmental justice & civic engagements, center for earth ethics

Catherine Coleman Flowers is the the Director of Environmental Justice & Civic Engagement of the Center for Earth Ethics, which seeks to address the causes of poverty by innovating sustainable solutions. Recently, Catherine made waves in Alabama when she brought to light the abuse of sewage disposal and displacement in regions of the Black Belt. Catherine is an internationally-recognized advocate for the human right to water and sanitation and works to make the UN Sustainable Development Agenda accountable to frontline communities.

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Adelina Nicholls // Executive Director, Glahr

Adelina Nicholls helped establish the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) in 2001 with Theodoro Maus, former Mexican Consul General in Atlanta. GLAHR developed out of the Coordinating Council of Latino Community Members, an organization that supported the right of undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Today, GLAHR has become the largest Latino grassroots organization in Georgia as a result of its efforts to organize Latinos to defend and campaign for their rights and human dignity.