Dr. Breeze Harper
Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a diversity strategist and analyst with Critical Diversity Solutions and the founder of the Sistah Vegan Project. Dr. Harper has a PhD in Social Science with emphasis on leveraging diversity challenges for social impact. She holds a MA in Educational Technologies (emphasis in black feminist theory, social impact, and educational technologies) from Harvard University, where she received the Dean’s Award for her master’s thesis work. She earned her BA in feminist geography from Dartmouth College and received the Innovative Thesis award for her work on heterosexism in rural geographies. She has 10+ years career experience as a diversity and inclusion consultant, ranging from curriculum development, to conference planning, to research and reporting, to publishing books and articles. Harper is also an accomplished writer.
Tracye is a 30-year vegan, national best-selling author, public health nutritionist, international speaker, and vegan trailblazer. She was named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times, and her national best-seller, By Any Greens Necessary, was the number one recommended vegan book on The Huffington Post. For 25 years, she's been teaching people throughout the United States and abroad how and why to go vegan for better health. She's been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including CBS News, Fox News, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post. Tracye has a master's degree in public health nutrition from New York University.
Chef Bryant Terry
Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chefin-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and All Things Considered among many other publications. Bryant’s fourth book, Afro Vegan was published by Ten Speed Press/Random House April 2014. Just 2 months after publication, Afro-Vegan was named by Amazon.com one of the best cookbooks of 2014. In December it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work category.
Sol Messiah is and Atlanta native. Raise practicing 3 of the original 4 facets of hip hop early 80’s namely , B-boying, djing and Graph writing, Sol Messiah quickly gained national respect. During the Late 80’s Sol Messiah was granted the privilege of starting his own chapters of Universal Zulu Nation and Rock Steady Crew in Atlanta. Sol Messiah Traveled extensively world wide to spread the Gospel of hip hop with Rock Steady and Zulu Nation. Messiah went on to take his djing and production skills to the next level while still dealing with the foundation of hip hop. His first experience in the music business was in the late 80’s early 90’s with the Legendary producer Dallas Austin. With Dallas, Sol Messiah crafted songs for groups such as Boys II Men, TLC, Madonna and many more.
He essentially helped to create the new sound of combining hip hop and r&b. After many years of working with Dallas Austin Messiah went on to create an independent label with basketball star John Salley in 1997. He signed a produced a group out of Atlanta called MoZae. He was successful in Selling over 60 thousand albums independently and proved that it is possible to achieve sales with out a major machine. Messiah would go on to sign and produce many acts in atlanta including working closely with the start up careers of Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Lil Jon, Pastor Troy, Nappy Roots, Dead Prez and countless others. His latest venture has by far been the most impactful. With his label Sol Messiah Music, he has released 10 albums in the last 6 years on an artist known as Sa-Roc. Sa-Roc and Sol Messiah work as a team and have been able to change the land scape of popular culture into what he has coined “God Hop” simply put: Hip Hop all Grown up. Sa-Roc’s latest project produced by Sol Messiah has garnered international attention and is sure to impact the planet even more.
Tanya Dawkins aka T.D. Loving
T.D. Loving is a Radio Personality and the host of Fresh Start Focus on WDRB Media. This on-air personality focuses on the mind, body and spirit. She engages her audience to renew their Mind, rejuvenate their Body and revive their Spirit. She is a graduate of Syracuse University where she received a B.A. in International Relations, with a background as a Holistic Health Counselor, a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and a certification in Integrative Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. She currently resides in the greater Charlotte area.
Kay Brown, has been sweating, teaching, dancing, training and motivating others in the health/wellness industry for 17 years. She is the owner of Sweat N Swag, LLC. Prior to Sweat N Swag, Kay was an active duty Marine and fitness enthusiast. She has a bachelor's degree in Dance, and is a Professional Plant-Based Chef. These days, she spends her time teaching about urban agriculture and making classrooms green in her community. She is helping others become the "true version" of themselves while staying true to the mission of, "Making the world better, ONE healthy body at a time!" She loves her fruits and veggies, hanging out with her family and might have a Pinterest obsession with all things fitness, wonder woman, and vegan recipes.
Piper Carter is an Image Maker & Fashion Photographer, Community Cultural Organizer in the Environmental Justice, Maker Space, Food Justice & Entertainment Justice communities, Co-Founder of The Foundation of Women in Hip Hop, Founding member of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition & Multimedia Artist for Jessica Care Moore’s Black Women Rock. Piper is a Founding Member of Detroit Independent Freedom Schools, & coordinating committee member. Most recently she was Lead of the Arts & Culture Committee for the National Women’s March Inaugural Convention 2017 in Detroit, MI.