Artist, educator + organizer Ameya Okamoto is a dynamic 20-year-old whose creative work lives at the intersections of art and social justice. In 2018 she was named a Top 6 Rising Art Star by the NY Post. She is a 2019 Adobe Creativity Scholar and Laidlaw Fellow, researching the role of protest art in social movements and sustainable beautification. She offers digital downloads of work she’s created in partnership with Don’t Shoot Portland and Black Lives Matter Greater NY, and is a lead organizer with Fridays4Freedom and the founder and creative director of IRRESISTIBLE, creating art for social change.
Gia Chinchilla is a sustainability and clean technology consultant at Gladstein, Neandross, & Associates (GNA), a United Nations Youth Climate Activist, and Founder of Climate Action LAb. At GNA, Gia leverages her background in environmental policy, advocacy, and project management to provide clients with comprehensive services that commit to reducing their carbon impact. Outside of work as a consultant, she leads the Climate Action LAb team, whose aim is to inform and empower young Angelenos to take climate action through interactive storytelling. Previously, Gia interned for the Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Sustainability where she conducted policy research and strategizing efforts in preparation for the release of the L.A. Green New Deal. An avid educator, Gia spoke at the United Nation’s historical Climate Action Summit about using social media as a tool for climate awareness. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies / Geography in 2019.
Jock Palfreeman is an Australian national, Chairman of the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association, and an activist for prisoners’ rights in Bulgaria after having spent 12 years in Bulgarian jail for a murder he always claimed self-defence for. He spent his years behind bars by helping other inmates, foreigners and creating the first in Bulgaria non-governmental organization for prisoners’ rights and for advancing rehabilitation practices in remand centers and prisons.
Marie de Brauer
Marie de Brauer, 25 ans, est journaliste. Depuis l'adolescence, Marie réalise des vidéos pour le web : interviews de rappeurs, clips de musique, documentaires, vlogs... Ses sujets de prédilection sont les sujets de société, pour donner la parole à ceux et celles qu'on oublie. Elle est auteure du documentaire "La Grosse vie de Marie", un projet qui a germé dans sa tête il y a 6 ans. Dans ce film diffusé sur France Tv Slash, Marie raconte sa vie de femme grosse et met en lumière une discrimination passée sous silence : la grossophobie. Dans son temps libre, Marie aime dormir et manger. Comme tout le monde. IG / Twitter : @mariedebr"