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Barret Holmes

BARRETT HOLMES PITNER

— FOUNDER & PHILOSPHER IN CHIEF

Barrett created the philosophy and analysis regarding ethnocide and eǔtopia that forms the foundation of SCL. After developing his philosophy, Barrett launched SCL to put his ideas into practice and create positive change. Barrett is a contributing columnist to the BBC, and The Daily Beast, and his work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Root, and HuffPost.


He has a master’s degree in journalism from The Medill School at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University.


You can learn more about Barrett Here.

JACKIE BYUN

— CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF CULTURE & ART

Jackie builds community in necessary spaces and brings empathy into her daily work. She manages the creative partnerships and artistic projects within SCL, and cultivates a brand image that is reflective of its core philosophy. She is a producer of visual style, social media, event planning, and collective creativity.


In addition to SCL, Jackie is the chair of NAPAWF DC (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum) and works to elevate AAPI women to impact policy. She is also the co-founder of the Asian American Women’s Book Club.


Prior to joining SCL, Jackie worked as a consultant in D.C. and received her bachelor’s degree at Smith College.

BAKARI IBRAHIM

— CHIEF STORYTELLER

Bakari specializes in business development, strategic communication, and digital content creation at SCL, and he co-hosts our podcasts, Language for liberation on SCL Radio. He is the co-founder of Caandor Labs, a digital production lab specialized in podcasting, web development, video production and creative content strategy.


Also, Bakari is the producer and co-host of the Kids can be big podcast, a co-created collaboration with The Creative School at Stanton Elementary School. Through the hands-on development of the Podcast, the students learn communications skills, podcast production, marketing, narrative storytelling, and interact with community leaders and mentors.


Prior to starting Caandor Labs and joining SCL, he was a strategic partnership professional for Destination DC. Bakari studied at Howard University.

SCOTT WILSON BADENOCH JR., ESQ., MDR

— LEGAL FELLOW

Scott is an international human rights and environmental justice attorney who serves in leadership roles as a member of The American Bar Association’s section of civil rights and social justice and center for human rights. Badenoch is a visiting attorney at The Environmental Law Institute, where he founded BRIGHT, a program to facilitate sustainable development in overburdened communities.

JACK BRITTON

— PHILOSOPHY FELLOW

Jack examines ideas at the intersection of language, culture, history, and philosophy to cultivate eutopia and dismantle ethnocide. As philosophy fellow, Jack contributes to the development of SCL’s core philosophical works and leads the curriculum design for its educational programs. In addition to his work at SCL, Jack leads the data team at a data privacy startup in Washington, DC and is also the director of technology for CreativeMornings/DC. Before SCL, Jack was a 2018 new leaders council DC fellow and received his B.A. in philosophy from Mount Allison University.

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PRE-ORDER THE BOOK
BY BARRETT HOLMES PITNER
The Crime Without a Name guides readers through the historical origins of ethnocide – the destruction of a people’s culture while keeping the people – in the United States, while examining the personal, lived consequences of existing within an ongoing erasure.
$26.00