Piper Anderson is a storyteller, coach, and facilitator. In spring 2016, Anderson was awarded a TED Residency to develop an innovative storytelling project called Mass Story Lab. Mass Story Lab has traveled to more than thirteen U.S cities making the stories of people impacted by incarceration an instrument of justice. In her TED Talk, "Can Stories Create Justice?”, she challenges us to throw out punitive notions of justice and imagine a system that builds and restores humanity. Best known for her masterful facilitation, she is in high demand nationally for her training, speaking, and consulting with institutions on how to make workplaces and communities more inclusive and equitable. With growing urgency within our culture on how to engage across difference, Fast Company turned to Anderson for her best strategies on how to facilitate difficult conversations. Piper Anderson is a Professor at NYU’s Gallatin School and a founding member of the advisory board and faculty of NYU’s Prison Education Program. She has guest lectured at universities across the country including Harvard Law, Columbia University, Georgetown, and the New School. She is a New School Writing Democracy Fellow, a Culture Push Fellow for Utopian Practice, and a Civic Hall Organizer in Residence. Piper Anderson has dedicated her life to providing leaders with the generative spaces and tools they need to define and build the kinds of communities they want to live and work in.
Piper is available for speaking engagements nationally.
Nandhi Honwana is a writer, activist, and the Project Assistant at Create Forward. Since graduating from Bard College as a Literature major, Nandhi has continued to explore her passion for storytelling through her work with NYC-based social justice organizations. Through her focus on the Communications practices of these organizations, Nandhi has developed an interest in the intersection between art and activism. While her efforts for social change began in education and immigration reform, gender and racial equality, Nandhi’s work with Create Forward has expanded her advocacy aims to the equity of the US criminal justice system.
Project Management Lead
Regina Campbell is an educator, environmentalist, and the Project Administrator at Create Forward. She has spent the last 18 years working with groups of people from elementary to high school to adult learners, encouraging a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect. Regina worked internationally to hone her leadership effectiveness and develop her ability to expand global/cultural awareness and equip youth with the necessary skills for global success. She dedicated four years to service leadership in Belize, developing educational systems for youth and creating economic opportunities for women. Since her return to the United States, Regina has been working to break the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and low expectations by helping families in low-income communities rise above poverty by addressing the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs. Today, Regina leads Create Forward’s management of JustLeadershipUSA’s project to build out its headquarters in Harlem, NYC.