After being introduced to community organizing as a teenager, Yani has committed her life to community-led social change. Through her work, she explores how might different communities work together to build power, particularly among folks of color and LGBTQ+ communities. Yani loves finding innovative ways to use a slow cooker, chanting on the beach at sunrise, and searching for the latest and greatest in sneaker fashion trends.
Kendra Hicks (Clerk)
Kendra is a first generation Afro-Latina and is committed to building resilience in communities and capacity in organizations to better center the leadership of those most impacted by structural inequities. A deep spiritual practice, capoeira angola, and snarky humor keep her grounded in the work. She's your local radical negra.
Seth comes to Resist out of the youth justice movement in a relationship that goes back sixteen years. He first received Resist funding as a founding member of Quilombo NYC, a group of educators and organizers seeking to create a free space in a slave society. Both then and two times since (Beantown Society and Youth Justice and Power Union), Seth has experienced the difference Resist makes in seeding grassroots work for freedom and justice. Because of this, he is deeply honored to serve as part of Resist’s team. When not “resisting”, you might find Seth filling his cup by playing with family, walking with friends, or organizing white folks as allies, accomplices, and partners in the struggle for freedom.
Kathy Lebrón is a radical, anti-racist and culturally responsive maestra with a passion for design and communications. Born to a fearless Dominican immigrant mother, Kathy is committed to decolonizing the Dominican mind, amplifying the work of diasporic communities and folx who are most impacted by structural inequities, and making communications more transparent, accessible and engaging for said communities. Kathy loves getting down on the dance floor, traveling to new places, and building with dope POCs in the fight for justice and liberation.