Latishia James-Portis is a ministry and spirituality coach, program director for Move to End Violence and a member of the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board. Contact through Move to End Violence.
Cheryl Fields-Smith is an educational theory and practice professor at the University of Georgia. Fields-Smith studies homeschooling among Black families.
Anthony Michael Kreis is a law professor at Georgia State University. His areas of expertise include employment discrimination, anti-discrimination and the law’s treatment of LGBTQ people.
Lydia Medwin is the director of congregational engagement and outreach of The Temple in Atlanta. Medwin is one of the authors of a March 2021 opinion piece called “Lawmakers shouldn’t pursue harmful curbs on voting.”
Aunna Dennis is executive director of the Georgia chapter of Common Cause, which is an organization advocating for access to voting. David Vance is the media contact.
Josh Scott is associate pastor at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. He helped organize a prayer walk after the March 2021 spa shootings.
Bryant Hightower is president of the National Funeral Directors Association’s board of directors and works for Martin & Hightower Funeral Home in Carrollton, Georgia. Contact Jessica Koth for media requests.
Andra Gillespie is an associate professor of political science at Emory University. Her research covers African American politics.
Dante Stewart is a Christian writer and speaker who often addresses racism in religious spaces. He is pursuing a master’s degree in religion at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta.