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VIRTUAL: 2020 Restorative Justice Conference The Medicine Wheel: Balancing Humanity Opening Ceremony
Jacquelyn Eadie is the Executive Director for Project Increase which was founded in 2015. Their mission is to destroy poverty through education and opportunity. Areas of focus are education, employment, business development, restorative justice & trauma. Project Increase takes these issues and examine their relationship to poverty, thereby identifying economic gaps in the community and filling them with economic solutions.
Jacqueline holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting information systems from Devry University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Finance as well a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from the Keller Graduate School of Management and has worked in finance for over 10 years. She is employed with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics where I oversee their Accounts Receivables. She partnered with Project Increase because of her need to take the knowledge that she acquired to help my neighborhood which was economically disadvantaged. Her goal is to empower voices in making key economic decisions that will improve their overall quality of life.
Zaire Brooks is a 19-year-old Sophomore at Triton College studying music technology and sound production. He is a recording artist who has been writing and releasing music since 2017. Since then he has participated in several performance events in cities such as Miami as well as Chicago downtown. Some of these events more specifically include the “Showcase Tour competition” hosted by “Open Stage Club” in Miami, and the “Emcee Olympics” that took place in Chicago. Zaire is a part of the social justice group held at the Oak Park public library titled “Living History” who were responsible for hosting the “Community Control of Police” zoom video conference most recently and has been working together with them since 2018. He has also served as a student mentor to spoken word students at OPRF. Zaire is a kind hearted, community focused, jovial individual looking to improve the quality of the lives around him and within communities. He sees is role as pushing forward the expansion of the definition of black excellence.
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Karen Light is an artist, coach/teacher/mentor, and the founder of Studio Light Illustration where they help creative dreamers turn those dreams into reality! She is passionate about stories - both illustrating them and guiding others through the process of re-imagining the stories of their lives, individually and collectively. Her toolbox has been honed from working as an artist, two decades of teaching young people, coaching teachers, artists, and entrepreneurs, studying community arts, her work in social justice, and her ever-evolving spiritual practices.
Terrance Anderson is a Community Developer who partners with people, neighborhoods, small businesses, and city governments to build sustainable and thriving communities. After spending ten years in Detroit, Michigan, working in neighborhood revitalization, Terrance knows the foundation for creating a lasting positive impact in communities is its resident’s willingness to believe in the project. During his tenure in Jackson, Mississippi, Terrance partnered with public officials and community leaders to develop programming and housing for at-risk youth, the homeless, and formerly incarcerated populations.
President Obama acknowledged Terrance's advocacy work for criminal justice reform. He is the American Planning Association’s Planning and Black Community Division’s 2020 Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Fellow. Terrance is a member of the Mu Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Honor Society and currently lives in New York City.
Terrance holds a BS in Business Management from Wayne State University, MA in Community Development from the University of Detroit Mercy, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University.
Darryl E. Allen is the Founder and Chief Education Officer for the Mentorship Institute. Professor Allen taught at University of Cincinnati, and currently manages project implementation initiatives for La Sierra University’s Center for Conflict Resolution, Clemson University’s OLWEUS® Program, and Golden Gate Academy’s Education-Incubator (Oakland, CA). Notable deliverables that he developed are: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America’s® Teen Mentoring Model, JPMorgan-CHASE’s Executive Mentoring Program, and he co-authored the American Library Association’s® Mentoring Best Practices Model for member librarians. Https://youtu.be/Z64Y5hCWeME
Gail Galivan founded Inner Alchemy consulting and coaching services for personal healing, corporate, medical, educational and professional development programs using mindfulness techniques, energy exercise and hands-on methods. She studied the art of healing and apprenticed teachings of the Far East, Egyptian and Native American cultures. More recently, her attention has been drawn to the science of epigenetics and methods relating to DNA factors influencing health and lifestyle.