Members

The Alliance for Truth and Justice is an all-volunteer group that was formed in 2015 and encompasses nearly 50 people of various backgrounds with a united interest to further race relations in our region—Orange County, Orlando, Florida.

Our membership includes individuals associated with varying institutions and organizations. We span a variety of areas of expertise as we actively work to make Central Florida a more racially just place to live and work.

Rachel Allen
Director, Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute
Brenda Alston
TBD
Cathleen Armstead
TBD
Dr. Kathleen Bell
UCF Associate Professor of English (retired)
Heather Byson
TBD
Kristin Congdon, Ph.D.
UCF Professor Emerita, Philosophy and Humanities
Harry Coverston, Ph.D.
Episcopal Priest, UCF Humanities Instructor (retired)
Kathleen Crown, Ed.D.
School Administrator (retired), HRDB city of Ocoee Past Chair
Joy Dickinson
TBD
Toya Flewellyn
Photographer
Valada Flewellyn
Poet, Author, Storyteller, Historian
Corey Grant
Senior Graphic Designer,
Green Vegan Media
Will Jefferson
TBD
Ruth King
Blues Singer
Connie Lester, Ph.D.
Director, UCF RICHES; Associate Professor of History
Fairolyn Livingston
Chief Historian, Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Bill Maxwell
Past Chair, Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board
Rocky Robinson
TBD
Penny Walker
Baha’i Faith
Charley Williams
Past President, League of Women Voters of Orange County

Our membership includes individuals associated with varying institutions and organizations. We span a variety of areas of expertise as we actively work to make Central Florida a more racially just place to live and work.

ATJ Membership Roles

Rachel Allen, Director, Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute, Community education; partnership work

Brenda Alston, Orange County teacher (retired), Educator; Ocoee resident

Cathleen Armstead, Founder, Sunshine Nonprofit Solutions, Ocoee Massacre historian; former member of Democracy Forum

Kathleen Bell, University of Central Florida, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric (retired), Editor; bibliographer

Heather Bryson, Valencia College Professor of History, Educator; historian

Kristin Congdon, University of Central Florida Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Humanities (retired), ATJ founder and co-coordinator; author working on a book about the Ocoee Massacre; curator, Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art.

Kathleen Crown, Public School Administrator (retired), Educator; former Chair of the Ocoee Human Relations Board

Harry Coverston, Attorney (former), University of Central Florida and Valencia College Instructor of Philosophy, and Minister, St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, Educator; liaison to the interfaith community; researcher for Arthur Henry Lynching; note taker

Joy Dickinson, Orlando Sentinel columnist (retired), Central Florida historian; writer

Toya Flewellyn, Owner of EYESEEIMAGES, Documentary filmmaker; photographer; website contributor

Valada Flewellyn, Poet, Storyteller, Author, Website content creator, educator, performer; ATJ Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board liaison

Corey Grant, Green Vegan Media, Owner/Designer, ATJ website developer; ATJ Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board liaison

Ruth King, Blues Singer, Performer at ATJ events; ATJ songwriter

Connie Lester, University of Central Florida Associate Professor of History, RICHES Director, Historian, Ocoee Massacre exhibition coordinator, researcher

Fairolyn Livingston, Chief Historian, Hannibal Square Heritage Center, Public historian, educator, researcher; EJI scholarship co-coordinator

Bill Maxwell, Army Major (retired), Former Chair of the Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board; Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board coordinator for Ocoee Massacre sculpture

Zach Moldof, Owner, Director of Skate Bud, Community liaison; using skateboard parks to unite communities in disenfranchised areas

Rocky Robinson, Compact Coordinator, Jones High School (retired), EJI scholarship co-coordinator; community contacts

Penny Walker, Educator (retired); Baha’i Faith representative; Ocoee family descendants liaison; ATJ Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board liaison

Charley Williams, Former Chair, League of Women Voters of Orange County, ATJ co-coordinator, community contacts for marker placements and permissions; voting rights activist; researcher for Arthur Henry; art collector and lender to the exhibition Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art

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