Event Organizers & Influencers

Terresa Moses, Event Director

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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.

Miska Abdel-Magid, Assistant Event Director

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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

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Activist, mother, and poet, Sandra Oyinloye is the co-founder of DanSan Creatives, an artist collective in Minneapolis. Previously, she held a coordinator position in UMD’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion. She has worked as an advocate at a women’s shelter, Girl Power! and the Girls Restorative Justice Program. Her education Bachelor of Arts in Sociology gives her the critical lens to examine her own experience and the experiences of those within her community, society, and the world. She also holds a Master of Education from her alma mater, the University of Minnesota Duluth. She previously served as a member of the Duluth NAACP and in her community as a mentor for ARE.

Billie Conaway, Vendor Coordinator

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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 currently a Workshop Facilitator with Racism Untaught and in a year long Community Equity Program with The Wilder Foundation intersecting her passion for education and policy.

Kelsi Sharp, Environment/Mural Coordinator

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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.

Dionne Sims, Volunteer Coordinator

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Dionne is a queer, Minnesotan creative and the founder of Black Garnet Books. After receiving her Bachelor's in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she worked as a User Experience Designer at companies such as Best Buy and Thomson Reuters. Following the 2020 uprising, her desire to support her community in life-affirming ways led to the creation of Black Garnet Books, an independent resource for books by Black and racially-diverse authors and illustrators, opening in Saint Paul, Fall 2022. When she's not working through her extensive reading list, she can often be found enjoying some fresh air on a coffee shop patio with her Australian Shepherd-mix, Nova.


 

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