Brian Favors, M.Ed., M.S.Ed.
Brian Favors is the co-founder of Breaking the Cycle Consulting Services where he develops professional development programs for educators, youth education programs and family workshops on the use of culturally responsive teaching as a tool to address the crisis in urban education. He is the co-founder and director of Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc., a non-profit organization that services racially marginalized communities through culturally responsive educational programs in Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq.
Lurie Daniel Favors is an activist, attorney with a long-standing commitment to racial and social justice. Before graduating from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar, Ms. Daniel Favors co-founded Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to empower racially disenfranchised communities. She later co-founded Breaking the Cycle Consulting Services LLC, which specializes in creating comprehensive professional development for educators, youth education programs and family workshops designed to address the crisis in urban education through the use of culturally responsive teaching. She currently serves as the General Counsel for the Center for Law and Social Justice.
Fatiah D. Touray
Fatiah Touray, Esq. is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and International Students at the College of Arts and Science and Director of the Academic Achievement Program (AAP). This position was inaugural and Fatiah had the opportunity to create a vision for diversity and inclusion for the college. In this capacity, Fatiah was a key member of the academic advising team directly involved in the planning, implementation, and execution of academic and leadership development programs and events geared towards the retention and recruitment of multicultural students. Under her direction, the AAP student population has nearly tripled - from 110 students to now 326 students across the university.
David B. Easton
David B. Easton is a writer, producer, and educator. David works with the award winning film organization Youth FX and manages a variety of production roles in film and commercial production since graduating from New York University’s Tisch Film School in 2003. Outside of his work in media and film, David taught at Brooklyn Free School for 7 years and is an on-going workshop facilitator for Breaking the Cycle Consulting Services with a focus on Culturally Responsive Education. He has also enjoyed acting in films such as Half Nelson (2006) and several other short films.
Pierre M. Lubin, Ph.D.
Dr. Pierre Lubin is a seasoned international educator with more than 20 years of experience in the field of education. He currently teaches in the educational leadership and teacher education programs at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After his honorable service in the United States Marine Corps, he went on to earn a B.A. degree in psychology from New York University; an M.A. degree in international educational development with specialization in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University; an Ed.M. degree in comparative education with specialization in organizational psychology still from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Ph.D. degree in educational studies from McGill University.