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JOHN–MARTIN GREEN, Ed.D.

John-Martin Green, Ed.D. is Founder and Executive Director of The Gatekeeper's Collective (TGC), a resiliency enhancement network of same gender loving (SGL), gay, bisexual and Queer African descended men. As Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Blackberry Productions Theatre Company, John-Martin develops and produces theater that sheds light on issues impacting our communities, and creates forums for a multiplicity of voices and perspectives in solutions-focused reflection. As an educator, he was a co-founder and co-director over a decade, of Changing Scenes, an OBIE Award winning arts-based crisis intervention program for juvenile offenders. There he created a theatre workshop wherein participants explored their relationship to issues of human needs, power, control, self-concept, personal responsibility and societal expectations. Currently, Dr. Green teaches community health at Hostos College, of the City University of New York, and has taught theatre at New School University, Brooklyn College, and SUNY campuses at Old Westbury and Nassau Community College.

 
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ULYSSES S. WILLIAMS

Jersey City native. Graduate of Saint Peter’s College BS Business Administration

 

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RICHARD E. PELZER II

Richard E. Pelzer II, President & CEO of MEGA Personalities a Business Development Management Firm founded by him in 1994 based in New York City and the Founder of Harlem2020.  A graduate from Kent State University in Ohio, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Art History and Business management, Pelzer's strong leadership skills and creative vision assist clients with national and international business opportunities, develos and manages them for clients in the fashion, beauty and/or entertainment industries.  Clients included; The NYSE Diversity Council, Sephora, Essence Magazine, Walker International Communications Group, SlayTV, and the March On Washington Film Festival. He prides himself on the ability to cultivate creative partnerships and long lasting relationship to stay within budget in our current economic climate. His latest venture is Executive Producer of the film 90 DAYS written by Nathan Hale Williams.

 

 
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JON KEY

Jon(athan) Key is an art director, designer, and writer originally from Seale, Alabama. After receiving his BFA from RISD, Jon began his design career at Grey Advertising in NYC before moving on to work with such clients and institutions as HBO, Nickelodeon, The Public Theater, and the Whitney Museum. Jon is now one of the partners of the Brooklyn–based design studio Morcos Key with Wael Morcos. As an educator, Jon has taught at MICA, Parsons, and the American University in Beirut, and is currently the Frank Stanton Chair in Graphic Design at Cooper Union. Jon is also a Co-Founder and Design Director at Codify Art, a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to creating, producing, supporting, and showcasing work by artists of color, particularly women, queer, and trans artists of color.

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F. ROMALL SMALLS, M.Div.

F. Romall Smalls, M.Div. is a Prophetic Dreamer, SGL(B)TQ GateKeeper, Freethinking Journalist and progressive and affirming faith leader. He is the Secretary of the Board of The Gatekeepers Collective and the Vice Chaiparons of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent (LGBT FLoAD). He serves as the associate minister for social justice at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the spiritual care counselor at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) center and a Senior Affiliate Chaplain at New York University in New York City. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @romall06.