Speakers

Gina Alfred

Gina C. Alfred

Gina Alfred is a Student Affairs Coordinator and President of Staff Association at Salt Lake Community College. She holds a Bachelor of Religion in Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University and is certified in Leading with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through the University of Utah. As an avid champion and cheerleader for individuals representing the Global Majority, Gina makes it her priority to ensure that equal and equitable practices are harvested in their favor.


Anthony Nocella

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Salt Lake Community College. He is the editor of the Peace Studies Journal, Transformative Justice Journal, and co-editor of five book series including Critical Animal Studies and Theory with Lexington Books and Hip Hop Studies and Activism with Peter Lang Publishing. He received his doctorate from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and masters in education at Syracuse University and another masters at Fresno Pacific University in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies.

He has published over fifty book chapters or articles and forty books. Nocella is the National Director of Save the Kids, Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Director of the Academy for Peace Education, and acquisitions editor of Arissa Media Group. He co-founded the fields of total liberation, critical animal studies, ecoability, terrorization, academic repression, disability pedagogy, and lowrider studies. His work has been translated in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, German, Korean, and Japanese. He has been interviewed by New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicles, Durango Herald, Fresno Bee, Fox, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, and Los Angeles Times.