International Advisory Panel
We are pleased, actually thrilled and honored, to announce all the wonderful people who are joining Truth in Progress as international advisors. Our work is not done in a vacuum, TiP is here to serve the larger equality movements. Our advisors will make sure TiP is interwoven into the national work for change on LGBT and racial justice issues. Plus we have the added creativity of filmmakers, activists, authors, spiritual directors, and politicians. There are others that will be joining the panel, but here are the names of this illustrious group! Remember though, every reader and viewer is an advisor, an active participant in shaping Truth in Progress.
Lagenia Bailey, Doctor of neuropharmacology and Pranic Healing practitioner, Chicago, IL
Pat Clark, Program Officer, Fund for Nonviolence; Commissioner, Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and Director Emeritus, Southern Poverty Law Center; Austin, TX
Ky Dickens, Filmmaker, Queer Activist and Director of Fish Out of Water, Chicago, IL
Drew Emery, Producer & Director of Inlaws & OUTLAWS, and the True Stories Project, Seattle, WA
Arlene Groch, Civil Rights Trial Attorney, artist, community activist, Northfield, NJ
Jody Huckaby, Executive Director, PFLAG, Washington, D.C.
Christine Kaufmann, Montana State Senator, Helena, MT
Rev. Phil Lawson, United Methodist Clergy and veteran of the Peace and Justice movement, Hercules, CA
Karen McCrocklin, Author, filmmaker, and radio show host, Dallas, TX
Rev. Irene Monroe, Syndicated queer religion columnist, Boston, MA
Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Washington, D.C.
Sung Won Park, Director, Building Bridges, New York, NY
Bishop John Selders, Jr., Pastor, Amistad UCC, and Bishop Presider, ICLCM, Hartford, CT
James Steele, 1st Vice President of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and former Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Missoula, MT
Samuel Thoron, National President Emeritus, PFLAG, Board of Directors; Freedom to Marry, Inc.; and Board of Directors, Marriage Equality USA, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Rev Mpho Tutu, Executive Director, Tutu Institute for Prayer & Pilgrimage, Cape Town, South Africa
Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, Faith Work Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Institute for Welcoming Resources, Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Mel White, Co-founder of Soulforce, author and filmmaker, Lynchburg, VA