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Carly Hare

Coalition Catalyst/National Director | CHANGE Philanthropy

Shaena Johnson

Program Consultant | Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Angelica Jones

Steering Committee I Contigo Fund

Kristina Wertz

Interim President | Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Dani Martinez

Program Director I Borealis Philanthropy

Paulina Paulina Helm-Hernández

Program Officer, US Southeast I Foundation for a Just Society

Vanessa Flores-Maldonado

Co-Executive Director I Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM)

Monserrat Padilla

Western WA Network Coordinator I Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network

Aesha Rasheed

Co-Director I Southerners on New Ground

Chantelle Fisher-Borne

Project Director, Out in the South Initiative | Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Tamieka Mosley

Director | Grantmakers for Southern Progress

Ricky Bratz

Coordinator | Queer Mobilization Fund at Southern Vision Alliance

Michelle Ramos

Vision Keeper/Executive Director | Alternate ROOTS

Ryan Li Dahlstrom

Director of the Fund for Trans Generations | Borealis Philanthropy

Rebby Kern

Director of Education Policy | Equality North Carolina

Anne Lieberman

Director of Policy & Programs | Athlete Ally

Ashland Johnson

Founder and President I Inclusion Playbook

Elyse Gordon

Director of Programs | EPIP

Devin Lowe

Founder & Executive Director | Black Trans Travel Fund

Socorro “Cori” Moreland

Founder and CEO | Brotherhood510

Sybastian Smith

Vice President | I am Human Foundation

LaSaia Wade

Founder and Executive Director | Brave Space Alliance

Bré Rivera

Program Officer, Black Trans Fund | Groundswell Fund

Desiree Flores

Program Director, U.S. Social Justice | Arcus Foundation

Guerline M. Jozef

Co-founder & Executive Director | Haitian Bridge Alliance

Emem DuPuis Maurus

Attorney | Transgender Law Center

Judy Yu

Senior Program Officer, SOGIE Program | Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Fran Hutchins

Executive Director | Equality Federation Institute

Malika Redmond

Co- Founder and CEO | Women Engaged

Eric Paulk

Deputy Director | Equality Foundation of Georgia

Aldita Gallardo

Senior Program Associate for the Fund for Trans Generations | Borealis Philanthropy

Katherine Acey

Senior Activist Fellow Emerita | Barnard Center for Research On Women

Kendra Johnson

Executive Director | Equality North Carolina

Andy Marra

Executive Director | Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF)

Isa Noyola

Deputy Director | Mijente

Christian Giraldo

Program Associate, Sex Worker Giving Circle I Third Wave Fund

Yin Q

Co-Director I Red Canary Song

Evelyn Quintana

Program Assistant I Groundswell Fund

Alexander Lee

Project Director, Grantmakers United for Trans Communities | Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Lakeesha J. Harris

Reproductive Justice and Sexual Health Program Manager I Women With A Vision

Rebecca Fox

Senior Program Officer I Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Melanie Allen

Co-Director | Hive Fund for Gender and Climate Justice

Lynly Egyes

Legal Director | Transgender Law Center

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Gilead Sciences

Platinum Sponsor

Marguerite Casey Foundation

A Conversation with Jonathan Jayes-Green, Vice President of Programs

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

President's Sponsor

Foundation for a Just Society

Gold Sponsor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Alternate Roots

Roots Week 2019



Baltimore Safe Haven

Will we stand up for Black Trans Lives, too?

El/La Para TransLatinas

We are committed to advocate for the rights of TransLatinas.

Familia, TLC, BLMP

End Trans Detention

Grantmakers for Southern Progress

Philanthropic Action for Structural Change Work in the South

Sol the Drag Queen

Sol's Tribute

Southern Vision Alliance

Learn More About Our Work

Southerners on New Ground


Trans Equity Consulting

Gender Equity with Cecilia Gentili