Panelists

Dr. Jocelyn Imani is a storyteller and community builder, currently serving as Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at Fisk University. She holds a B.A. in History from Fisk University and a Ph.D. in African Diaspora and Public History from Howard University. An experienced public historian with over a decade of experience, she has taught at Fisk University, Howard University, Washington Adventist University, and Coppin State University. Read Full Bio

Pamela Calloway, a resident of Oakland, Ca, is an attorney with expertise in leading workforce and economic development organizations. Her career currently includes government, civic and community service—as well as employment in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Calloway has a passion for public service and a deep love for Fisk University.

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Prior to joining the ACLU-TN team, Tucker worked as a state advocacy strategist with the national ACLU, developing and implementing legislative and advocacy campaigns, in collaboration with state affiliates across the country. Previously, Tucker served as political coordinator for the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union in Washington, D.C., managing issue, organizing and electoral campaigns in multiple states and lobbying on behalf of members’ interests. Read Full Bio

Cedrice Bennett is originally from Louisville, KY and moved to California as an active duty member of the United States Air Force right after high school. After separating from the Air Force as a decorated war-time veteran, he enrolled at Fisk University (Class of 2009). At Fisk, he joined the Alpha Chi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and served as chapter president. In 2015, Cedrice moved back to the Bay Area in California to complete graduate studies earning a Masters of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Read Full Bio

Kerene N. Tayloe, Esq. is a social justice advocate who has worked tirelessly in the areas of Environmental Justice, Civil Rights, and voter protection. Before returning to WE ACT for Environmental Justice, she was the Policy Director for Green For All. She is focused on ensuring that communities of color lead and speak for themselves as we address the important challenge of climate change. Read Full Bio