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lea campbell


Lea Campbell is founding President of Mississippi Rising Coalition and an Organizing and Communications Consultant for MRC. Lea is a passionate advocate and organizer committed to the lifelong struggle toward dismantling exploitative and extractive systems perpetuating white supremacy, heteropatriarchy and degradation of the Earth. Her work in Mississippi centers around anti-racism initiatives and climate, gender and economic justice. Lea serves as Facilitative Lead of the Mississippi People’s Movement, an alliance of more than 20 grassroots groups across Mississippi moving around shared values and priorities to advance climate, racial and economic justice and is a member of the Climate Advocacy Lab and National Association of Climate Resilience Planners. 

Lea approaches social justice work through an intersectional lens grounded in the political analysis of the Black queer feminist movement and is inspired Black queer woman, activist and poet Audre Lorde who wrote, “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even if her shackles are different from my own.”

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morris mock


Morris Mock, Jr. was born in Natchez, MS and attended North Natchez High School then Calloway High School in Jackson. He attended Jackson State University where he majored in Music. Morris is a graduate of the Mississippi Black Leadership Institute and one of the founding members of Nissan Organized Workers (NOW) at the Nissan factory in Canton, MS, where he has been a worker-organizer for over 15 years. He is also an illustrious member of AF&M. Morris, whose passion is labor rights and organizing, states, "There's no peace without unity!" Morris serves as Board Vice-President and a volunteer strategic visioning and organizing partner advancing workers rights and climate, racial and economic justice.

Lisa Foster



Lisa Foster is a native of Petal, MS. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Masters degree in War & Society (History) and a minor in Race & Ethnicity. Prior to graduate school, she spent ten years in the museum field and a total of fifteen years in non-profits. She was awarded the 2017 Mississippi Historical Society’s prize for best Mississippi History Now website article as co-author of the feature story “Jefferson Davis Soldier Home – Beauvoir.” She is a graduate of the Community Research Fellows Program at Millsaps; a gig worker in the Hattiesburg area and a caregiver. Lisa serves as Board Treasurer and Organizing Consultant in the Pine Belt region for MRC.

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Keeley morgan


Keeley, a native of Walnut Grove, MS, currently resides in the Petal, MS area. Keeley is a graduate of Jackson State University with a BS in Professional Interdisciplinary Studies.  Keeley has always been involved in her community, from serving as a Girl Scouts Trooper Leader, to volunteering at the Blair E. Baston’s children’s hospital. Most recently, Keeley founded Petal Healing Garden, a community garden focused on combating food insecurity and teaching children about food sustainability.


It is her vision that through the building coalitions of grassroots groups and other institutions and stakeholders, that we will be able to eradicate food insecurity in MS. Keeley is a graduate of the the Community Research Fellows Program at Millsaps and serves as an Urban Agriculture Organizing Consultant with MRC. Petal Healing Graden is a member of Hub City Food Freedom Collective.


noelle nolan-rider


Noelle is a native of Natchez, Mississippi and founded Vote Your Pride with her wife, Rachel in 2020. In addition to organizing Vote Your Pride, Noelle is a volunteer organizer in MRC's MS Gulf Coast Mutual Aid Collective and MS Alliance for Public Safety. She is a fierce activist and organizer for QTGNC rights in Mississippi and is passionate about empowering the LGBTIA+ community with education around voting, voting rights and the electoral process as a tool for advancing queer, women, femme and trans liberation. 

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