@deray, 30, is a protestor, dedicated to ending police and state violence. He is a Teach For America alum, having taught 6th grade math in NYC. He has been documenting the events of the movement via twitter  and is the Founder and Co-Editor of the Ferguson Protestor Newsletter. He is an activist, organizer, and educator focusing primarily on issues impacting children, youth, and families. He previously worked for the Harlem Children’s Zone and TNTP, opened an academic enrichment center in West Baltimore, and with Baltimore City Public Schools and Minneapolis Public Schools leading systemic human capital change. deray@thisisthemovement.org

@samswey, 25, is a policy analyst and data scientist who works with communities of color to fight systemic racism through cutting-edge policies and strategies. Sam has supported movement activists across the country to collect and use data as a tool for fighting police violence through Mapping Police Violence and to advocate for policy solutions to end police violence through Campaign Zero. Sam worked at PolicyLink to support a national network of 61 Promise Neighborhoods communities to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He also worked with city leaders, youth activists and community organizations develop comprehensive agendas to achieve quality education, health, and justice for young black men. Sam grew up in Orlando, FL, and has been involved in organizing and advocacy since he was in high school. He graduated from Stanford University in 2012, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system. sam@thisisthemovement.org

@MsPackyetti, 30, is a St. Louis native who works on issues of educational equity, quality teaching and youth leadership development, with a focus on culturally responsive leadership in marginalized communities. She has been an elementary teacher and policy advocate and expert in Washington, DC, and currently runs an education non-profit in St. Louis. In Ferguson and beyond, she has been an active protestor and activist for issues of racial and social equity. Since August 2014, she has supported organizing work including the #Ferguson Protestor Newsletter and Open Letters, and the #FergusonFireside conference calls.  In 2014, Brittany helped bring community voice to the Ferguson Commission and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing as an appointee to each. She's been named one of TIME Magazine's 12 New Faces of Black Leadership. brittany@thisisthemovement.org