Mrs. Harvey-Quinn is passionate about community organizing, arts education, social justice and media creation that centers communities as the experts and narrators of their own stories. Mrs. Harvey-Quinn is proud to count among her successes founding FORCE, a project of the Faith In Action Network uniquely designed to primarily engage returning citizens and millennials in Detroit and co-founding Detroit Future Youth, a youth led network of over a dozen justice based media organizing nonprofits. Detroit Future Youth supported 10 organizations with $300K of funding and engaged over 2000 young Detroiters in media education and arts creation experiences online over a 16 month period from 2011 – 2012. Alia is also responsible for the development and management of multiple youth entrepreneurial art programs that engaged youth in community activism and resulted in the production of 15 community murals, two spoken word and hip hop cds highlighting issues of youth identity and social justice, two volumes of poetry, an art gallery, as well as several graphically enhanced products.
Mrs. Harvey-Quinn is also a wife and mother of three. In her spare time she spends time with family, cooks, journals, creates vision boards, heckles her siblings and sings loudly and poorly. You can contact Alia at 313-600-8877 or via email at email@example.com.
Lottie V. Spady
Lottie’s background is in graphic and multimedia design. She was key in the foundation of the Urban Artist Collective at Vanguard Community Development Corporation. Here she worked with some of the most amazing young people on the planet in graphic design, website design and poetry. Many of those youth now have careers in multimedia production, non-profit work, community organizing, food justice and writing.
Lottie is also passionate about plants, our planet and is an outright tree-hugging, camping, foraging, survivalist soul. She especially loves weeds. She is a practicing herbalist and is keenly interested the building community health and empowerment through herbalism. She can often be found outside in a field or forest wandering with her dog, Riley, and a camera.
She can be reached at LSpady@faithinaction.org
Amanda Hill is the Community Engagement Coordinator for FORCE Detroit. She is a Detroit west-sider and community organizer passionate about social, racial, and economic justice. Amanda began organizing as a founding member BYP100 Detroit, an organization working for the liberation of ALL Black people. She is presently one of the chapter co-chairs. She loves to read and collaboratively build toward a vision of dignity, safety and wellness for marginalized people.
In addition to her love of community, Amanda is passionate about the arts. She is lead singer of Detroit-based band White Buffs on the Astral Plane. She also enjoys crafting jewelry, and makes hair care and skincare products.
She can be reached at AHill@faithinaction.org