Mr. Greenwald is an award-winning producer and director of more than 60 features, television movies and miniseries. His work has garnered awards from organizations including the ACLU and Physicians for Social Responsibility, in addition to an Office of the Americas Activist in the Trenches award, a Liberty Hill Upton Sinclair Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Award, and a Peacemaker Award from The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
Since 1993, Danielle Brian has been the Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight. She frequently testifies before Congress and regularly meets with members of Congress, and officials at the White House and federal agencies to discuss how to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. Danielle gives us the bigger picture of whistleblowers, and the most unprecedented number of prosecutions of national security whistleblowers by an administration in U.S. history. She understands the complexity the ethical dilemma whistleblowers face when they to go to press, and thus are retaliated against for following their convictions. Due to Danielle’s expertise in ethics, corruption, misconduct, she advocates for a more open, accountable and public government.
Ms. Huerta co-founded United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez. She has played a major role in the American civil rights movement and works with several organizations including Fairness in Media Reporting and Latinas for Choice.
Ms. Janis is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. She serves on the boards of directors of Good Jobs First, the Partnership for Working Families and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice.
Irene Romero heads the Board for DreamCatchers. She is a veteran banker with over twenty years experience servicing the financial and banking needs of the entertainment industry. She has managed the Entertainment Divisions for Wells Fargo Bank, City National Bank, Mercantile National Bank and Republic Bank California. In addition she serves on the board of LA Leadership Academy (charter school) and in actively involved in Turning Point Temporary Housing Programs.
Ms. Share is one of the original 23 female stockbrokers at a time when women were not allowed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She has been a financial adviser for over 40 years and specializes in Socially Responsible Investing, and investing for College and Retirement. An original member of Another Member for Peace, Ms Share is also a member of Valley Dems, PJA, Valley Erev Shabbos Discussion Group (for 40 years), and National Partnership for Women & Families and was on the Board of Directors at Valley Cities Jewish Community Center where she ran Public Affairs Programs.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Ms. vanden Heuvel has been editor of The Nation since 1995. She is an accomplished author and the recipient of numerous awards for public service from numerous groups, including The Liberty Hill Foundation, The Correctional Association and The Association for American-Russian Women.
Roger Lowenstein was a prominent criminal defense attorney in New Jersey before moving out to Los Angeles to write for television (L.A. Law, any show with a lawyer or cop). In 2001, he founded the Los Angeles Leadership Academy, a K-12 public charter school in Lincoln Heights serving some of the poorest families in California. He also servers on the Board of the ACLU of Southern Calidfornia, The Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and is a Trustee of Southwestern Law School.