"CHILD CARE IN CRISIS" CAMPAIGN
LENICE C. EMANUEL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AISJ
Lenice C. Emanuel, MLA, is a speaker, writer, and race & gender equity activist. She has over 25 years of record leadership in nonprofit management, government, fund development, and community relations. She is a Climate Reality Leader and part of a corps of advocates and influencers in 152 countries, trained by former Vice President Al Gore. She holds certification in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University, a Master of Liberal Arts degree in leadership and ethics from Spring Hill College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Auburn University at Montgomery. As Executive Director of the Alabama Institute for Social Justice (AISJ), she works to empower women, and people of color, and address poverty in marginalized communities through childcare advocacy, voter engagement, gender equity, grassroots organizing, environmental justice, and racial healing & reconciliation. In this capacity, she leads The Alabama Movement for Child Care™ (TAMCC™), where she works to organize childcare providers across Alabama’s Black Belt region, to ensure a more equitable childcare system for minorities and women. She has facilitated racial healing & reconciliation community learning forums for thousands in Alabama and is dedicated to bringing diverse groups together to advance a more just society.
ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR
OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
Davian Chester is a creative from Columbus, Georgia. He is best known as the Juneteenth Guy after calling out Google over their lack of a Juneteenth Google Doodle. The tech giant finally released an official Juneteenth Google Doodle in 2020. Since then, Davian has made a major social statement with his art. By Illustrating the Black Experience, his work has brought awareness and initiated multiple discussions in the African American community. He is currently a regular contributor to the Miami Times.