Directors and Advisors

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  • National Address:
    Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II
    C/O Save the Kids
    Institute for Public Safety
    Salt Lake Community College
    Larry H. Miller Campus
    Public Safety Education and Training Center
    Office: 270D
    9750 South 300 West
    Sandy, Utah 84070
  • National E-mail:
    noyouthinprison@gmail.com

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NATIONAL DIRECTORS /
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Marisol A. Burgueno, Coordinator, Annual Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference
    E-mail: m.a.burgueno@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 415-542-8667

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    Marisol Adriana Burgueno A Bay Area native, Marisol dedicated her career to public advocacy and the intersection of design and social impact. Marisol received her Master’s in Product Design & Development from ELISAVA Barcelona School of Engineering and holds a Bachelors in Industrial Design from California College of the Arts. Marisol started her career by working in various roles in product design and visual communications for social entrepreneurship companies in San Francisco. After leaving the for-profit sector, she put her knowledge of design and background in communications to use, working with nonprofit anti-violence organizations and educational programs for underserved youth in the Bay Area. Marisol’s goals are fueled by her passion to bring an end to the cycles of violence and poverty in her community. She is focused on strengthening community partnerships, increasing public awareness and access to resources.

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  • National Director of Research
    Arash Daneshzadeh
    E-mail: arashdaneshzadeh@gmail.com
    Phone-number:650759-3825
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    – Transformative Justice Journal
    – Poetry Behind the Walls
    – Hip Hop Studies and Activism book series
    – Journal of Hip Hop Studies
    – Annual Scholars/Fellows
    – Insights and Commentary
    – Official Statements
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    Arash Daneshzadeh is a faculty member at the University of San Francisco–School of Education (Department of Organizational Leadership), and serves as Director of Programs for Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ). Daneshzadeh has served as a faculty in the Prison University Project at San Quentin Penitentiary since 2011. He is co-author of several books including Dismantling The School To Prison PipelineUnhooking from Whiteness (Volume 3), Academic Lynching, and Hip Hop Education and Dismantling The School To Prison Pipeline. He teaches classes on the sociology of hip hop and on the apartheid within campus cultures and environments. Co-editor of the International Journal of Peace Studies and Book Review editor of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education his praxis converges between identity formation, gender studies, carceral studies, and school organizational theory.

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  • National Director of Community Engagement
    Mac Allred
    E-mail: macallredjr@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 808-561-2535
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – Facilitates Monthly Conference Call
    – Send Texts and Phones of Reminders
    – Gathers short month reports from chapters
    – Reminds chapters of organizing at least one monthly event
    – Monthly Event
    – Action Alerts
    – Interns and Volunteers
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    Mac Allred has always wanted to help people. It started when he was small and placed in a city-wide poetry contest. From there he saw that if you cared, then people might just listen to you. Growing up in North Carolina, Mac saw the differences between class and race. When his life hit a detour, Mac found out what the Juvenile Justice System was like. It was then that Mac decided he could never be back in a situation where this was the result of his actions. After spending an ill-prepared year in college, Mac decided to join the US Navy. It was a path that led to great high, and massive lows. Mac traveled the world and was able to see, again, the differences between race and class. Currently settling in Utah, Mac has found his inner activist. Some of that came though his desire to help, and other parts came from the way the world was moving.

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  • National Director of Outreach
    Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II
    E-mail: nocellat@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 315-657-2911
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – Social Media
    – Website
    – Main phone-number and contact
    – Main e-mail and address
    – E-Newsletter
    – STK In the News
    – STK Hip Hop Artists
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    Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Institute of Public Safety at Salt Lake Community College. He is the editor of the Peace Studies Journal, Transformative Justice Journal, and co-editor of five book series including Critical Animal Studies and Theory with Lexington Books and Hip Hop Studies and Activism with Peter Lang Publishing. He has published over fifty book chapters or articles and forty books. Nocella is the National Coordinator of Save the Kids, Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Director of the Academy for Peace Education, and acquisitions editor of Arissa Media Group. His work has been translated in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, German, Korean, and Japanese. He has been interviewed by New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicles, Durango Herald, Fresno Bee, Fox, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, and Los Angeles Times.

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  • National Director of Finance
    Alisha Page
    E-mail: nataliah20@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 253-304-4758
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – Fundraising
    – Merchandise
    – Grants
    – Membership
    – Budget
    – Accounts
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    Alisha Page is a community advocate for change and passionate about ending mass incarceration. She’s has volunteered for the last 8 years creating and assisting with reentry programs. Additionally, an active comrade with Save the Kids originally with Wisdom Behind Walls but now wherever she is needed. She actively attends juvenile court advocating for families caught up in the system. Ms. Page facilitates equity training for k-12, and often provides guidance on teacher retraining. Ms. Page is also a small business owner who is passionate about helping people rebuild their credit and work on debt. She has been providing community workshops for financial literacy and small business for the past fifteen years. Ms. Pages holds a degree in Psychology concentration in Financial Management and B.A. in Sociology.

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  • National Director of Annual Events and Awards
    Tony Quintana
    E-mail: antonio.quintana@ymail.com
    Phone-number: 505-604-2224
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    – National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth
    – National Week of Action Against School Pushout
    – Annual International Hip Hop Activism Conference
    – Annual Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference
    – Annual Awards
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Tony Quintana is a loving father, educator, emcee, and activist. He has worked in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention for over 9 years, and has managed health education programs on a wide variety of topics including HIV, diabetes, fitness and nutrition. As an emcee and show promoter, Tony (also known by his stage name I.Q. the Professor) has been very active in the local hip-hop scene in Albuquerque, NM where he co-founded the Conscious Eating and Hip-Hop event series, and is a co-founder of the Dezert Banditz hip-hop crew. He is currently the Plant-Based Eating Program Manager for Animal Protection of New Mexico and Youth Education Director for the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living.

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ADVISORS

Kym Young
E-mail: kyoung1765@gmail.com
Phone- number: 218-673-6017
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Biography: Kym E Young is a Community Human Rights advocate working in the Duluth/Superior Area for social justice and equal rights for PoC and all marginalized groups. Kym received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2012. She uses both her artwork and her knowledge and experience to educate and advocate for those whose voices are not heard in mainstream society.

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