Terresa Moses, Event Director
Terresa Moses (she/her) is a proud Black queer woman dedicated to the liberation of Black and brown people through art and design. She is the Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt and an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and the Director of Design Justice at the University of Minnesota. As a community engaged scholar, she created Project Naptural and co-created Racism Untaught. She is currently a PhD candidate in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. She serves as a core team member of African American Graphic Designers and as a collaborator with the Black Liberation Lab.
Karen Bauer, Assistant Event Director
Karen Bauer (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Anthropology. As a Black woman who navigates multiple oppressions in her daily life, she has dedicated her time inside and outside of academia to centering and uplifting marginalized voices. Karen’s dissertation work examines the intersections of race, gender, and class in relation to nationhood in Latin America. She also works as a Research Assistant for the Design Justice Collective in the College of Design and co-leads the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) Graduate Student Writing Group for BIPOC graduate students throughout the University.
Miska Abdel-Magid, Activities Coordinator
Miska Abdel-Magid is a senior at the University of Minnesota studying Graphic Design. Miska is a Sudanese-American and has a love for traveling and experiencing other cultures. At the University of Minnesota, Miska studied the Arabic language for two years and considers it a second language. Miska’s love for life abroad led her to an internship with the University of Minnesota in Montpellier program. Miska is passionate about helping others and spending time volunteering for the Winona Area Public Schools’ Adult ESL classes, and the Winona Public Library’s Children's Reading Program. In her spare time, Miska loves to paint, draw and do photography.
Sandra Oyinloye, Media/Performance Coordinator
Sandra Oyinloye is an activist, mother, and poet Sandra Oyinloye (she/her) co-founded DanSan Creatives, an artist collective in Minnesota. She uses her platform and creativity to advocate for social justice by building positive spaces for change, connection, and art. Her work with DanSan Creatives reflects her commitment to creating spaces for artistic expression, communal engagement, and activism. Through her poetry and activism, Sandra Oyinloye exemplifies the power of storytelling and creative self-expression to foster change and challenge systemic injustices. Her poetry explores the themes of identity, womanhood, and the African diaspora, empowering and uplifting marginalized voices. Her founding role in DanSan Creatives amplifies her vision of building a community-based movement for social justice through the arts.
Billie Conaway, Vendor Coordinator
Billie Conaway (she/her) is a Montessorian who has dedicated her practices in education to social justice, culturally responsive pedagogies, elevating the voices of the Global Majority and dismantling systems of oppression. She is a workshop facilitator and project manager with Racism Untaught and Blackbird Revolt. She has an equal passion for advocacy for anti-racist education and recently graduated from the Wilder Foundation Community Equity Program. She has organized many large scale events with and for the community, all rooted in joy and liberation.
Kelsi Sharp, Environment/Mural Coordinator
Kelsi Sharp is an African American artist from the American Southwest. Growing up along Route 66, her work is strongly influenced by the signage, gas stations, and other relics found on the historic highway. After studying construction methods, earning certifications in fabrication technologies, and apprenticing in an iconic Santa Fe sign shop, Kelsi began Sharp Sign Co., a signage and environmental design company based in the Midwest, with projects all over the country.
Madyson Sklar, Volunteer Coordinator
Madyson Sklar (she/her) is an M.A. student at the University of Minnesota in the Higher Education program. Raised by parents and family members who are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, Madyson follows in their footsteps. She considers herself a passionate, year round learner with a focus on making higher education more accessible for BIPOC students.