The Innovators

Activists, politicians and artists to watch in 2009

By Colorlines Staff Jan 06, 2009

As the first Black president is sworn into the Oval Office this month, ColorLines celebrates by turning the spotlight on activists, organizers, young politicians and artists to watch in 2009. Our innovators are answering the calls for change from their communities by taking new approaches to the green economy, human rights, media and more.
Read their stories. Consider their approaches. And let their successes inspire your work for racial justice.

Deepa Fernandes

Andrew Gillum and the Young Elected Officials Network

Green Worker Cooperatives


Native Graphics

Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media

Lisa Marie Rollins

The Bronx Defenders

Liezl Tomas Rebugio

Colour of Poverty Campaign

Womyn Image Makers