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Kavon Ward

Co-Founder, Advocacy Lead

Kavon Ward led the successful return of land stolen from Willa and Charles Bruce in 1924. In 2021, that land is being returned to the descendants of the Bruces. She is the founder of Justice for Bruce’s Beach and started her advocacy around Bruce’s Beach on Juneteenth 2020. Kavon is a highly sought after educator and reparations consultant. She has partnered with Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter to create a petition through Color of Change calling for restitution and restoration for the Bruce family and reparations for Black residents of Manhattan Beach. Kavon is a former Congressional Black Caucus fellow and public policy lobbyist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, a master’s degree in public administration, and is pursuing her PhD at Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change.

Ashanti Martin

Co-Founder, Marketing Lead

Ashanti Martin is a veteran writer and communications strategist whose work focuses on the intersection of communication, technology, and Black culture. In 2020, Ashanti wrote an article for the Sunday New York Times about Black LinkedIn that galvanized a movement to transform the workplace experience for Black and other marginalized communities. Her podcast “EdUp Explained” covers a variety of topics through a critical thinking lens. Ashanti holds a master’s degree in communication and media and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rutgers University. Over the course of her career, she has worked for The Record newspaper of Hackensack, N.J., Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wharton School.


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