Naomi Natale is an installation artist, photographer, and social activist. She is interested in using art to bring about and inspire social change. She accomplishes this by creating and directing large-scale art installations that engage hundreds and thousands of artists, activists and children to act on behalf of a social cause. She is the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a fundraising art
Throughout her career Cynthia has volunteered for area organizations including; Operation Hope, The Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, The Burroughs Community Center of Bridgeport and The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. She has served as a board member for the Trumbull Academic Challenge for Excellence (ACE Foundation), an organization that supports the academic and social Justice clubs at Trumbull High School. She has
Rebecca Davis is the founder and Artistic Director of the not-for-profit organization The Rebecca Davis Dance Company (RDDC) in Philadelphia. The Company presents original, narrative ballets based on history, literature and social issues. Their repertoire includes “Darfur” and “Greed: The Tale of Enron”. After creating the 2008 production entitled DARFUR, Rebecca began traveling to post-genocide countries to examine the effects of ethnic conflict and
Laura Allen is a doctoral candidate in Physical Oceanography, focusing on Polar Programs in Antarctica. Laura acted as the Director of Defend Darfur-Dallas. In conjunction with the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Dallas Peace Center, Southern Methodist University’s Human Rights Program, Art for Darfur, and area STAND chapters, Laura has worked towards educating the people of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on the crisis in Darfur.