Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano

Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano

Executive Director and Publisher

Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano served for six years as Associate Director of the former Justice Matters and has worked in nonprofit administration for 13 years. Founder and publisher of Kórima Press. As a vocal cultural critic, Lorenzo is active in literary, activist, policy, and academic spaces that grapple with race, class, and gender within the context of LGBTQ justice, immigration, public education, economic justice, and reproductive justice.

Amina Luqman-Dawson

Amina Luqman-Dawson has focused her career on analysis, development and implementation of public policy relating to people of color and other traditionally overlooked and disenfranchised groups. Amina’s former work has focused on issues of domestic violence at the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, youth violence at the Virginia Commonwealth University, police racial profiling at Policy Link and racially just education as Senior Policy Analyst of Justice Matters.

Board of Directors

Lauren Veasey

Lauren Veasey is an education policy consultant based in Oakland. Formerly she served as program officer for the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), the nation’s oldest independent education nonprofit, advancing equity and excellence in education in the South.

Eddy Morales

Eddy Morales is the founder and principal of Morales Public Relations (MPR), a firm dedicated to elevating progressive ideals through relationship cultivation, strategy, and communications. He is a seasoned activist, donor advisor, and strategist in the political and non-profit worlds with more than 10 years of experience at organizations such as the United States Student Association, Center for Community Change, VotoLatino, Crossroad Campaigns, and is currently a Director at the Democracy Alliance, in addition to his role at MPR.

Maisie Chin

Maisie Chin is co-founder and current director of Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE), an independent parent organization in South Los Angeles for low-income African American and Latino parents/caregivers.

Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips is a San Francisco-based donor activist, lawyer, philanthropist, and political leader, Steve works on both the state and national level in progressive donor organizing and infrastructure-building, after a 30-year career as a student organizer, education reformer, attorney and elected official.

Team Support

Sharline Chiang

Sharline Chiang is a Berkeley-based editor, book coach, writer, and non-profit communications strategist and consultant. She has 10 years of experience in journalism and 15 years in nonprofit communications and strategic planning.