Nadeen Bir (she, her) is a Palestinian-American who grew up in Kentucky and South Carolina. Since 2002, she has worked with social justice movements in North Carolina, particularly with immigrant/Latinx communities, farmworkers, and labor rights organizations. She has worked with youth of all ages and families and has held various leadership positions at El Pueblo, IUE-CWA nonprofit workers union, El Centro Hispano, and Student Action with Farmworkers. She has fought for in-state tuition, an end to child labor, and supported worker-led campaigns. Most recently, she worked as the Associate Director at Southern Vision Alliance, a Southern regional movement infrastructure organization working to disrupt and transform power for collective liberation.
Nadeen studied Spanish and political science at the College of Charleston, SC. She enjoys spending time in nature with her family and their dog Mr. Scruffers.
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Director of Organizational Development
Coral (she, her) is an abolitionist organizer, freedom schemer and behind-the-scenes infrastructure builder based in Middle Tennessee. She is a queer white Jewish trans femme who has worked in racial, gender, and economic justice movements for over 10 years. Coral has organized with organizations including Critical Resistance, the Transgender Gendervariant Intersex Justice Project, and the Western Regional Advocacy Project to fight for a world free of policing, imprisonment, surveillance, and the criminal legal system. She fell in love with Southern queer and trans organizers which siren sung her to root herself in the struggle for liberation in the South.
Director of Development
Alyzza May (they, them) is an angelic troublemaker, moving in the lineages of cultural workers, popular educators, and community builders alike. They bring over a decade of grassroots fundraising experience to Press On, most recently showcasing this skill with Greensboro Mutual Aid. Co-creating aspects of the solidarity and new economies have been a focus of theirs, having helped bring the first participatory budgeting process to the South in Greensboro, North Carolina, working with the Fund for Democratic Communities in the field of cooperative economics, curating over a dozen community-engaged murals, and most recently helping to launch Freedom Fridges. Alyzza is a former member of Cakalak Thunder, plant daddy, and a proud Titi to two puntastic twins.
Neesha Powell-Ingabire Director of Popular Education
Neesha Powell-Ingabire (any respectful pronouns) is a coastal Georgia-born-and-raised movement journalist, essayist, community & cultural organizer, resource mobilizer, cat parent, spouse, and auntie living in Atlanta/occupied Muscogee territory.
She first engaged with Press On in 2019 as one of the inaugural Freedomways reporting fellows, producing two stories about reproductive injustices in Georgia and collaborating with SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW on a live podcast about how fake clinics (so-called “crisis pregnancy centers”) harm pregnant people by coercing them into not seeking abortion care. She also received a grant from Press On’s Southern Movement Media Fund in 2020, allowing her to report on environmental threats to Gullah Geechee culture in her home county.
Neesha graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Georgia College. Over the past decade, her writing has been published in various online and print publications, including Harper’s Bazaar, Oxford American, Scalawag, and VICE. She reports on the justice movements of the Black, trans, queer, and Southern communities to which she belongs and writes essays to recover her own history and the histories of her ancestors and their ancestral homes. Her debut book, Come By Here: Memory, Murder, and Homecoming on Georgia’s Geechee Coast, will be published by Hub City Press in fall 2024.