SHINE vision statement:
Lila Cabbil was born in Durham, North Carolina and raised in Detroit and had the honor of working personally with Rosa Parks. She worked with Mrs. Parks as the program director in the organization founded by Mrs. Parks to honor her husband (an activist), The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute. Lila has worked in the tradition of Mrs. Parks for over 40 years, and is now President Emeritus of the Institute. She’s currently organizing celebrations of the 100th anniversary or Mrs. Parks’ birth, Feb. 4th, where she will help unveil a new stamp dedicated to her legacy. Lila has worked on racial justice, environmental justice and food justice for decades in Detroit, and wants to remind us that on that fateful day on the bus so long ago, Rosa Parks always corrected the story to say that she wasn’t tired, she was tired of the way she was being treated.” Lila co-edited the book Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing, which was published in 2010. READ MORE...
JLOVE CALDERóN is a white woman who is an author, producer, and social entrepreneur working on issues of social justice, race, and gender. She has authored four books, including her life story in That White Girl, which has been optioned for film. She currently has five TV and film projects in development, and just released her fifth book, Occupying Privilege; Conversations on Love & Struggle. JLove is committed to Truth, Love, and Freedom, and spends her time raising her family and working with courageous people on bold projects that inspire dialogue and action toward peace and liberation for all people and the planet. Please visit www.jlovecalderon.com.
SOPHIE STATZEL BJORK-JAMES is an activist and scholar completing a PhD in Anthropology at the City University of New York. She has studied and written about the contemporary white nationalist movement and worked on challenging white privilege and white supremacy in Seattle and New York. She attended her first White Privilege Conference in 2010 and was instantly smitten with the justice community created at WPC and is drawn back to the conference each year.