Kareem Watson is the Operations Manager for VOCAL-NY. Kareem first joined VOCAL-NY during his internship in 2015. As a strong believer in grassroots organizing and community power building, Kareem is interested in finding new ways to support local activism. Aside from his work with VOCAL-NY, Kareem is currently completing a Masters program around social movements, activism, and media studies.
Devantè Tate is a native resident of East New York, Brooklyn. He is the co-founder of a grassroots organization called Afrikans Helping Afrikans which provides security and know your rights training and he is also a big advocate to end mass incarceration. He has been organizing since November of 2014, focusing his organizing around police brutality, mass incarceration, and education. He is heavily passionate about attacking the issues that tends to plague black youth in inner cities and bringing attention to them. Having a lot of family and friends who are currently in the system, this work is very personal to him. He also does work on Rikers Island with youth from 16-24 years old. Before joining VOCAL-NY, Devantè was an educator and youth advocate in the two different middle schools in East New York.