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Our Turn Graduation Party Speakers Announced

By Our Turn

#OurTurn2020 Graduation Party on June 05, 2020 will be a celebration for our members and network and their family and friends to share in the milestone that graduations represent, especially for so many first-generation high school and college graduates! It is an honor to create a virtual event with you where we plan to celebrate and acknowledge your journey, connect, and inspire each other to continue to be change-makers now and into the future. 

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Philip Agnew co-founded the Dream Defenders in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin and has been dubbed “one of this generation’s leading voices” and recognized by both EBONY magazine and The Root as one of the 100 most influential African Americans in the nation.
His work in community organizing and art is frequently cited and highlighted nationally.
He is the co-founder of Miami’s Smoke Signals Studio – a community based radical artistic space - with poet Aja Monet. Smoke Signals Studio is a space where those invested in using art, sound and music as a meeting place for transformation and liberation can come to create together.
He is a nationally recognized educator, strategist, trainer, speaker and cultural critic. He has spoken at colleges and conferences around the country and was a featured speaker at TedWomen and South By Southwest in 2019.
In 2018, he transitioned from his role as co-director of the Dream Defenders. In July 2019 he joined the Bernie Sanders campaign as a National Surrogate and was later named a Senior Advisor.
Agnew is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and graduate of Florida A&M University.

Jessica Care Moore is the founder and CEO of Moore Black Press, executive producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist, and producer, she is the 2019 and 2017 Knight Arts Award Winner, 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, NAACP Great Expectations Awardee, and an Alain Locke Award recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses the Ghetto, Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and the critically acclaimed Techno Choreopoem, Salt City. Her work has been published in numerous literary collections and she has performed on stages all over the world, including The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the London Institute for Contemporary Arts. Jessica lives and writes in an historic Detroit neighborhood with her son King Thomas.