Against State Violence

On August 28, in the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, MO the Power U Center for Social Change convened a meeting at Miami’s Church of the Open Door so members of our own community could speak out on their experiences of state violence. That evening roughly 200 people came together in the fellowship hall[…]

Annie Thomas

Annie is a Miami native and has been an active freedom fighter in her community since she was twelve years old.  During the 2008 presidential election, as a youth member of the Miami Workers Center’s Take Back the Vote campaign, she helped register 3000 people to vote and raise community awareness on the importance of[…]

Jermaine Banks

Jermaine was born and raised in the tough streets of Liberty City, Miami, FL. His organizing training and political development began in 2006 when he joined the membership of Power U.  He was hired to the staff of Power U in 2007 after demonstrating a deep commitment to social change for communities of color.  Jermaine[…]

Ruth Jeannoel

Ruth Jeannoel is a mother, wife and lead organizer with the Power U Center for Social change. Born and raised in Cambridge, MA, Ruth has been organizing since the 4th grade with her first boycott around “opting” out of the states standardized test. She continued her organizing work throughout high school and college in spaces[…]

Hashim Benford

Prior to becoming the Director of Power U, Hashim served as the Lead Organizer of Miami Workers Center (MWC), where he supervised Economic Justice and Immigration Justice campaigns.  Hashim got his start in organizing with MWC as a research intern in the summer of 2007 and then joined the organizing team to help fight back[…]