Since 1997, I have been directly engaged in grassroots struggles to end AIDS and prisons. My organizing practice was developed in collaboration with my beloved mentor, John Horace Bell, and the myriad individuals who taught me that social change and mutual aid must be approached as necessarily interdependent goals. I recorded reflections from the early years of our journey in, “Why Are You Here?: Challenging the Prison System, Challenging Ourselves.”

At the local and national level, I have been able to leverage this extensive, on-the-ground training in leadership development, community mobilization, campaign strategy, and participatory research in service of formerly incarcerated people’s own visions for principled transformation. Please click HERE to read more about my history of grassroots organizing in Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans and beyond.