. . . Featuring Members of Dot2Dot - A Creative Network of the Country's Top Visionaries Under 35
New York, NY -- An exclusive group of young visionaries from Dot2Dot, a network of creative and accomplished young leaders from various fields, have unveiled a tribute to Trayvon Martin featuring a photographic essay withDot2Dot members wearing hoodies along with selected written expressions about the verdict.
Among those featured in the tribute include thought leader Michael Skolnik, Political Director to Russell Simmons, President of GlobalGrind.com, and Board Member of the Trayvon Martin Foundation. According to Skolnik: "After the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, members of Dot2Dot wanted a forum to collectively express their pain, anger, and concerns about the injustice against Trayvon Martin. The tribute was directed by Skolnik and Jie-Song Zhang, project manager for international arts and cultural exchange projects, community organizer, and musician. The diverse group, across a wilderness of differences in culture and custom, were able to find in the story of Trayvon Martin a singular and shared understanding of the universal value of human life.
Among those featured include Baratunde Thurston, New York Times best-selling author and CEO and Co-founder of Cultivated Wit; Nia Lauryn Batt, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact, Viacom Inc.; Tai Beauchamp, on-air television personality for E!, InStyle Network and others; Maytha Allhassen, author and scholar; Nicole Patrice de Member, Entrepreneur and co-founder of Toi; founder of Effigy Studios; Fabian Pfortmüller Co-Founder, Sandbox; co-founder Holstee; Nikki Henderson, Executive Director of the People's Grocery; Gregory Cendana, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance AFL-CIO; Paola Mendoza, Award-winning filmmaker and author Los Que No Se Quedan; Rachel Goldstein, Founder and CEO, Agent of Change; Tiphani Montgomery, Founder/Executive Director, Knocked Up, Now What?; Alex Abelin, former External Affairs Manager, Google; Eric Newman, Filmmaker and basketball coach; Sara Haile Mariam, Political Organizer, Creative Content Producer; Jeffrey Zurofsky, Co-Founder, Partner and CEO, Witchcraft, Riverpark & Riverpark Farm; Jeremiah "Ice" Younossi, Talent Agent/A-List Agency; Erica Williams Simon, social impact strategist.
[Dot2Dot is a community of accomplished and informed young leaders representing voices of nearly every major narrative shaping today's America (White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Immigrant, Undocumented, LGBT... Political, Tech, Finance, Media, Entertainment, Arts...). A principal long-term goal of the group is to unite diverse American communities – both cultural and professional – into a more intimate dialogue about shared values and towards shared efforts. http://www.dot2dot.us/.]