Ann Doss Helms has been a reporter at the Charlotte Observer for over 28 years. She specializes in K-12 education, health care, and social justice. @anndosshelms
Kevin Begos is now a freelance reporter who specializes in writing about science, food, and the environment. He was a member of the Winston-Salem Journal team that published the award-winning Against Their Will series in 2002, and later became a Correspondent for the Associated Press. He is a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.
Gloria Steinem is a journalist and political activist who has been an iconic leader in the feminist movement since the early 1960s. In 1972, she co-founded the feminist-themed Ms. magazine and remained one of its editors for 15 years. She is a tireless and prolific advocate for women’s rights, as well as the rights of marginalized and indigenous communities.
Brenda Feigen is an entertainment and anti-discrimination attorney who works to end sex-discrimination in Hollywood. After graduating from Harvard Law 1969, she was a leader in the women’s movement and a co-founder of both Ms. Magazine with Gloria Steinem and the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Rev. Barber is a Protestant Minister at Greenleaf Christian Church and the current President of the North Carolina NAACP. He organized both the Forward Together Moral Mondays Protests that began in April 2013 and the Historic Thousands on Jones Street Peoples Assembly Coalition, a broad alliance of progressive organizations with over 2 million members. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and a PhD from Drew University and is the author of Preaching Through Unexpected Pain.
Mary Ziegler is the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at Florida State University College of Law. Her research focuses on the legal history of reproduction, privacy, and sexuality. Along with more than twenty articles, Professor Ziegler is the author of After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion
Debate (2015), which won the 2014 Thomas J. Wilson Award from Harvard University Press for best first manuscript in any discipline.