Maleta "Queen" Kimmons -- Chair
Maleta Kimmons is the Executive Director of One Family One Community since 2006. As an organizer, she has worked on many issues related to housing, foreclosures, anti-eviction campaigns, job creation, and has advocated for desegregation efforts in schools and housing. She sits on the board of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and has worked closely with many community groups, including the Metropolitan Interfaith Council for Affordable Housing, Habitat for Humanity, and Neighborhood Community Engagement Commissions. Her grassroots organizing centers around homeless populations, ex-offenders, low-earning Black American families, and other marginalized and undeserved groups; her work centers around the provision of equal access and opportunity in housing, education, jobs, and economic development for these groups.
Manu Lewis was born in Minneapolis and raised in Atlanta, GA. He believes that organizing is the best tool available to bring people and cultures together. His firsthand experience of the criminal justice system makes him a powerful advocate in our police accountability, voting rights and corporate accountability campaigns. He volunteers for Restorative Justice and often goes back into Minnesota prisons and jails to provide resource and inspiration for those most in need. He’s a longtime community leader, organizer and staff person at the Neighborhood HUB and believes in organizing his community to be part of the solution.