ALYCE EMORY has successfully managed marketing and event production for clients including HBO, A&E Television, Urbanworld Film Festival, The Apollo Theater, Circle of Life Celebration-Pride Memorial, Third Wave Foundation, The Apollo Theater, UNESCO and others. She was appointed by the Deputy Manhattan Borough President to the Islan Nettles Vigil Program Planning Committee and she also served on committees for the NYC Community Board 10’s LGBTQ Town Hall, NYC Black Pride and was a member of Harlem Pride’s Founding Advisory Board. Accolades for her work include proclamations from the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, the Office of the Manhattan Borough President and the New York City Council. Alyce is a member of the African Atlantic Research Team of Michigan State University and presented with the team at the Association for Worldwide African Diaspora Conference (2014). Alyce proudly serves on Health & Wellness and Economic Development Committees of North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Black and Latino LGBTQ Coalition, and Kitchen Table Giving Circle: a Black/African Descent Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Women Philanthropic Initiative. She also advises African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC).
KIM FORD is an activist and non-profit consultant with experience working with community-based, and national nonprofit organizations. She is the founder of Kitchen Table Giving Circle: A Black/African Descent Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Women Philanthropic Initiative; co-founder of Black Lesbian Conference 2016: Beyond Bold & Brave – The Evolution of Our Community; and currently serves on the board of the Audre Lorde Project. Kim’s experience with grassroots organizations includes: African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change; NYC’s annual LGBTST Kwanzaa celebration; NYC’s first Black Pride; Arms Akimbo: NYC's first-ever Lesbian, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and Transgender Women of Color Organizing Institute; and NYC’s People of Color Pride Weekends. Kim has also worked with Third Wave Foundation, Stonewall Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Initiative, Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues, African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and Zuna Institute. She has facilitated workshops; moderated and spoken at various events, panels and readings; and presented on various topics including organizing in the LGBTST POC communities, racism within LGBTST communities, women’s health and wellness, and sexuality.