2008 Fellows

New Orleans, LA - Rob Harman is a college student currently at Loyola University. Originally from upstate New York, he now calls New Orleans home, and probably will for the better part of his life. Growing up poor, he developed a passion for finding ways for struggling communities to fight...
South Bronx, NY - Sheila Somashekhar is currently the Greenway and Green building Coordinator at Sustainable South Bronx. She recently completed a Master's Degree in Urban Planning and Public Health from the University of Michigan where she collaborated on the development of a sustainability resource center in Detroit with Detroiters...
Tem Blessed is a social conscious Hip-Hop artists and cultural worker based out of New Bedford, MA. He rhymes about social justice and sustainability. He creates music with the intention of inspiring people towards positive change. Find him online at www.temblessed.com, youtube.com/temblessed, facebook.com/temblessed
Pittsburgh, PA - Vanessa German is a multi disciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a performance poet and sculptor, she creates found object assemblages that speak to the power of transformation of the ordinary material to the extraordinary. Her performance work speaks to the innate power of the human...
Oakland, CA - Zakiya Harris is a California native, who has been working as a Change Strategist for over 12 years. She received her B.A. in Political Science and History from Rutgers University and attended New College of Law before leaving to pursue her lifelong passion of teaching. She has...

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