Posted on Feb 19, 2020
Torchlighters Re-Entry Support
These four fellows bring a wealth of experiences, skills, and visions for their community to Torchlighters Re-Entry Support. Nadine “Hope” Johnson is the product of intergenerational poverty resulting in homelessness throughout her childhood and into her adult life. Now that she has found power in her voice, she is fired up to speak out about the injustices she has experienced and witnessed. Tequila Mcknight, a third-generation Gainesville native, is a mother, grandmother, and small business owner. She is dedicated to seeing the end of mass incarceration that perpetuates the cycle of poverty for so many in her family and community. Kevin Scott is a seasoned advocate who is fueled by his involvement with the justice system. He channels his experience to fight for criminal justice reform and prisoner rights. Latashia Mayze-Brimm is also passionate about justice-related issues and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Florida Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. As a mother and grandmother, Latashia is looking to heal communities through bridge building and service.