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Role in forming the Miami Committee on State Violence, a collaborative South Florida rapid-response team committed to ending state violence

Hashim Benford
Prior to becoming the Director of Power U, Hashim served as the Lead Organizer of Miami Workers Center (MWC), where he supervised Economic Justice and Immigration Justice campaigns. Hashim got his start in… More
Ruth Jeannoel
Lead Organizer
Ruth Jeannoel is a mother, wife and lead organizer with the Power U Center for Social change. Born and raised in Cambridge, MA, Ruth has been organizing since the 4th grade with her first boycott around “opting” out… More
Jermaine Banks
Community Organizer
Jermaine was born and raised in the tough streets of Liberty City, Miami, FL. His organizing training and political development began in 2006 when he joined the membership of Power U. He was hired to the staff of Power U in 2007 after… More
Annie Thomas
Youth Organizer
Annie is a Miami native and has been an active freedom fighter in her community since she was twelve years old. During the 2008 presidential election, as a youth member of the Miami Workers Center’s Take Back the Vote… More

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