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RABBI ELIZABETH BOLTON is from Montreal, where she was an activist in two languages, and launched a career in classical music before moving to Philadelphia to study at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She has sung for royalty, taught traditional Jewish liturgical chant, served as a congregational rabbi for 12 ½ years, and brought up two children. Liz continues to agitate from margin to center in queer, faith-based and other communities while working on the third surprise twist in her career path.

Rev. Heber Brown, III is pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in North Baltimore and blogs at

Richard Concepcion is an independent documentary filmmaker/video journalist. He finished his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University (1983), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film and Electronic Media from American University School of Communication (2010), Master of LIberal Arts (MLA) degree from Johns Hopkins University (2004) and MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville (1987). He and his wife Renee live in Maryland with their beagle (“Bodie”) and cat (“Jade”).

Ryan Harvey is a Baltimore-based independent journalist and grassroots historian. His writings are posted at his blog, Even If Your Voice Shakes . He is also an organizer with the Civilian-Soldier Alliance and a member of the Riot-Folk musician collective.