Allan Lazo

  Allan Lazo is the Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, an organization with the mission to end housing discrimination in Oregon through access to education, advocacy, and enforcement. He has been a long-time community advocate for civil rights and social justice, especially in the areas of housing, homelessness, and racial equity. Allan currently serves on…

Chi Chi Wu

Chi Chi Wu is a staff attorney at NCLC focusing on consumer credit issues, including legislative, administrative, and other advocacy. Chi Chi’s specialties include fair credit reporting, credit cards, refund anticipation loans, and medical debt. Before joining NCLC, Chi Chi worked in the Consumer Protection Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and the Asian…

Dr. Darrick Hamilton

Darrick Hamilton is the Henry Cohen University Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, and the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at The New School. Considered one of the nation’s foremost scholars, economists and public intellectuals, Hamilton’s accomplishments include recently being profiled in the New York Times,…

Dr. Lisa Cook

Lisa D. Cook is Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley with fields in macroeconomics and international economics….

Natalie Ayers

Natalie Ayers is a resident of Lubbock, Texas. Born in Lubbock’s east side, she returned to the city after serving in the military to find that her side of town was suffering from public and private disinvestment. Natalie was galvanized into action when the City began creating a new land use plan in 2018. Natalie…