Gerald Lenoir collaborates with these and other consultants to provide a fuller range of services to his clients.
Leonard McNeil (Mac) is the owner of Asset-based Consulting, LLC, Sharing skills, knowledge and experience for community development. Mac has over thirty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. His professional service include program development, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, technology planning, civic engagement, workforce development, proposal development, foundation research, youth development and public speaking.
Mac is a member of the boards of directors of the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation (www.SanPabloEDC.org) and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (www.blackalliance.org). He currently teaches political science at Contra Costa College in Richmond, Calif. He has extensive experience in partnership development and services to faith-based urban ministries.
Mac holds a BA in Government (cum laude) from California State University, Sacramento and a Masters in Political Science (magna cum laude) from San Francisco State University. He has also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Consulting from the National Community Development Institute, a Certificate in Grant Writing from the Grantsmanship Center and a Vocational Education Credential from UC Berkeley.
Linda Burnham has worked for decades as an activist, writer, strategist, and organizational consultant focused on women’s rights and anti-racism. She works with social justice organizations that are committed to intentionally and systematically integrating racial justice and gender justice frameworks and values into organizing, advocacy and communications. Her writing and organizing are part of a lifelong inquiry into the dynamic, often perilous intersections of race, class and gender. She has worked as a consultant on organizational and board development, strategic planning and staff development with a wide range of organizations, including Atlantic Philanthropies, Center for Community Change, Community Coalition, The Black Scholar, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Family Values at Work, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Southern Human Rights Organizing Network and Urgent Action Fund.
Linda is also the National Research Coordinator for the National Domestic Women’s Alliance and was a co-founder and former executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center. She was a leader in the Third World Women’s Alliance, an organization that grew out of a women’s caucus of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and that, early on, challenged the women’s movement to incorporate issues of race and class into the feminist agenda. Linda has written extensively on topics of Black politics and women’s rights. In 2009, she edited the anthology, “Changing the Race: Racial Politics and the Election of Barack Obama.” She is a frequent featured speaker on college campuses and to community groups, addressing issues of women’s rights, racial justice, human rights and peace.
Linda has also practiced and taught yoga for decades and is an avid student of African and African diasporic dance.
Bob Wing is a political consultant, providing strategic planning, campaign development, political education, and leadership building and transition services to nonprofit organizations. Bob has been involved in national and international struggles, especially racial justice struggles, since 1968. He was founding editor of of ColorLines, a national magazine of race and organizing and the antiwar newspaper War Times/Tiempo de Guerras. He was also a national co-chair of the large antiwar coalition, United for Peace and Justice. He lives in Durham, NC where he is one of the Moral Monday defendants, helps organize teachers with Organize 2020 and works with the Durham Progressive Alliance.
In 1969, Bob participated in the Third World Strike that led to the formation of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He later taught in that department and briefly chaired the Asian American Studies program. A Chinese American, Wing was part of the first wave of Asian American activism in the late 1960s. Since then he has been immersed in many intense and conscious efforts to theorize and to build multi-racial unity and to connect issues of war, racism and politics.
Bob has published on issues of racial formation and racial justice, elections and electoral strategy, Iraq and the Middle East, Asian American history and the Asian American movement, sports and the history of his family’s six generations in the U.S. Some of his essays are: “The Battlelines are Drawn: Rightwing Neo-Secession or a Third Reconstruction,” “Can We Defeat the Racist Southern Strategy?”, “Towards a Social Justice Electoral Strategy,” “The Structure of White Supremacy and Election 2000 and 2004,” “The Color of Abu Ghraib,” “Crossing Race and Nationality: the Racial Formation of Asian Americans,” “Educate to Liberate: Multiculturalism and the Struggle for Ethnic Studies” and “Hating Barry Bonds.”
Jamana Lenoir is the owner of Frontline Multimedia. He is a graphic design artist for nonprofit organizations and small businesses. He designs logos, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, booklets, event programs, magazines and other collateral materials. He also provides photography services. His clients have included Priority Africa Network (Oakland), the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (Brooklyn), the Langston Hughes Institute for the Performing Arts (Seattle) and Take 5 Café (Berkeley).
Kylie Favre-Smith is a creative consultant with expertise in web design and marketing, video editing and motion graphics. Kylie earned a BA in Multimedia Art and Animation from the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. For the past ten years, he has provided services to a range of for-profiit and nonprofit organizations, including the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, American Greed Apparel, Nordstrom’s, Thinktiv, Dermalogica and Lenoir and Associates. His website/portfolio can be found at kdotart.com.