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 Real Voice: Of Racism In America

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Moderator

MARCIA ANDERSON

Classics Instructor

Marcia Anderson is a Doctoral student at the University of Florida Department of Classics. She has taught Latin and Greek at several universities and institutions throughout the state of Florida.

 

Marcia was presented the Kathleen Rankin Award as the Most Outstanding Graduate Student at the Florida State University Department of Classics. In 2008, the Miami Foundation selected Marcia to its Miami Fellows Initiative program, recognizing her as one of Miami’s future leaders; in 2009, the National Trust for Historic Preservation selected her as a 2009 Diversity Scholar. She is the former National Chair of Technology for The Links, Incorporated and is the current Vice President of the Greater Miami (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

 

She has also served as a Board Member or Trustee of the following organizations: Dade Heritage Trust, History Miami Museum, South Florida Cares Mentoring, and the Miami Science Fiction Film Festival. She enjoys playing violin in her band, Tuesday Night Trio, and performing throughout town

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Panelist

DR. CANDACE DRUMMOND

Founder/CEO of the AVID Group of Companies

Dr. Candace Drummond has a mission to improve the occupational and financial health
of private practice practitioners, through her #doctorswithoutburnout program featuring
services offered by the AViD group of companies. As a long-time mental health and
psychological services provider, she is uniquely aware of the self-care and financial
challenges the push most private practice providers to burn out. She founded AViD
Intellectual and AViD Wealth Management to help other providers expand the
comprehensiveness of their service provision, earn more money, attract and retain more
patients, and protect their investment, all while working less.


Dr. Candace uses her brand to Empower, Teach, Increase and Develop any private
practice owner/operator she encounters. She has taught private practice owners how to
increase their bottom line and empowered them to better serve their communities. She
has increased access to psychological and mental health services in several
underserved communities and developed lasting relationships with established and
respected medical practices.


As a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she is able to
conceptualize even the most complex cases and provide strategic planning to best
assess, evaluate and treat various mental health maladies.


She is a dynamic Leader, Public Speaker, Licensed Insurance Agent, Mental Health
expert, Financial Planner, Strategic Planning expert for doctors and therapists, Avid
Traveler, and Co-Founder of Momscapades, Corp. a travel company focused on the
childcare needs of single mothers on vacation.


She has been featured in the Miami Times newspaper and VoyageMIA magazine.

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Panelist

DR. ARMEN HENDERSON

Urbanist

Armen Henderson is a Philadelphia native and graduate of Meharry SOM c/o 2014 (along with Vanderbilt MBA c/o 2014). He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami in 2017 and stayed on as faculty.

He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine.

Since moving to Miami, he has been an organizer with Dream Defenders, a Florida based social justice organization and founded the Dade County Street Response, 501c3 focusing on physician led community wide efforts. He was also recently named the Florida State Gun Violence Prevention Fellow with Doctors For America. 

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Panelist

MEENA JAGANNATH

Director of Global Programs, Movement Law Lab; Co-Founder, Community Justice Project

Meena Jagannath co-founded the Community Justice Project, Inc. in 2015, and now works as the Director of Global Programs at Movement Law Lab. She continues to serve on our Board of Directors and advise on the Artist-in-Residence series. She is a movement lawyer with an extensive background in activism and international human rights. 

 

Prior to coming to Miami, she worked for the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she coordinated the Rape Accountability and Prevention Project, which combined direct legal representation with advocacy and capacity building of grassroots women’s groups. 

While using her legal skills to build the power of movements locally in South Florida, she has also brought to bear her international human rights expertise in delegations to the United Nations to elevate U.S.-based human rights issues like police accountability and Stand Your Ground laws to the international level.

 

Meena has published several articles in law journals and other media outlets, and has spoken in numerous academic and conference settings.  She received her J.D from University of Washington Law School where she was a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar. She also holds a Master's degree in International Affairs (human rights concentration) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a B.A. in International Relations and Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University.

Email: meena@movementlawlab.org, @meenajag (Twitter), @cjpmiami (Twitter/IG)

Legal Volunteers: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUj4J5vyRwiquqQGMOmUDYhFlBx3aivzDmqPHjINjtRNgZZA/viewform

Dream Defenders - Free the Block - freetheblock.org 

Rent Party - June 12th. Stay tuned on CJP's IG/Facebook page.  

"You don't choose the times you live in, but you do choose who you want to be. And you do choose how you think" - Grace Lee Boggs

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Panelist

HERNAN GUERRERO APPLEWHITE

Urbanist, Father

Hernan is a Map Maker, Urban Planner focused on Community Development and Urban Designer. He has worked in community development from the non-profit, public and private sector over the last 20 years. He has worked on comprehensive community redevelopment issues such as food production, affordable housing, public engagement and community empowerment, community economic development, planning and design. He also teaches Urban Design Theory at FIU School of Architecture.

Email: geourbanconsulting@gmail.com | www.geo-urban.com | Instagram @geo.urbanist

 
 
 
 
 

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