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Mandolin bio picMandolin Restivo is an activist for justice and non-profit manager and grant writer.  Her professional experience includes working in alternatives to incarceration in the Bronx, where she co-founded the Bronx Reentry Working group; directing a campus Gender Center, and working with underserved youth in New York City.  She was a member of the organizing committee for the March for Racial Justice, is a founding member of the New Jersey Abortion Access Fund and is active in Unitarian Universalist organizing spaces. She has been leading workshops on justice for over 20 years through a variety of roles.

jackrabbit profileJackRabbit is a founding member of, affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement. In 2012, he participated in the grassroots disaster relief to hurricane Sandy known as Occupy Sandy. He has provided logistical support for groups fighting for racial justice such as SURJFerguson Action, and Movement for Black Lives. In April of 2015, he began work as one of the core members of People for Bernie with whom he worked through July 2015. He was a cofounder of Illinois Progressive Network. As cofounder of the People’s Revolution, he put on the People’s Convention. This convention, held in Philadelphia in 2016, was a grassroots alternative to the DNC. He was a member of the organizing committee for the March for Racial Justice.