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Tahir Anderson Duckett

President

Tahir Anderson Duckett is the Founder and President of the Board at ReThink. He has spent over a decade listening to, organizing, and mobilizing individuals and groups in states across the country. During that time, he directed the AFL-CIO's efforts to engage and develop young workers and spent six years as the Deputy National Field Director at Working America, where he helped manage a program that mobilized millions of workers.

Tahir founded ReThink because he believes that our current rates of sexual assault are not inevitable. He clearly remembers the mixed messages about women, sex, masculinity, kindness, and power that he received as a young man, and deeply believes that men must take the lead in breaking down the toxic culture that leads to rape.

Monica Samanta-Seeborg

Treasurer

Monica Samanta-Seeborg serves the Board of Directors as the Treasurer for ReThink, with nearly a decade of experience fundraising for non-profit organizations in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Monica is the Development Manager for the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington, DC based advocacy group that utilizes tools of civic tech, open data and policy analysis to make government and politics more transparent for communities across this nation and around the world. Prior to joining the team at the Sunlight Foundation, Monica raised funds for Advancement Project, a multi-racial civil rights organization, and Working America, the fastest growing organization for working people in this country.

Monica cares deeply about dismantling the cultural norms around sexual entitlement, and believes that ReThink's multi-pronged approach to redefining consent will help change the narrative around sexual violence and assault on the whole.

Olivia Chow

Secretary

Olivia Chow is a trainer, facilitator and problem solver using organizing – online and on the ground – to fix social justice inequities. She has managed the field program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, created AAJC’s youth advocacy initiative, ran social media for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and created her own digital consultancy firm called The Brain Trust. She is currently the digital director for economic justice at the Center for Community Change focused on building capacity for organizers to win local, state and national campaigns on issues including immigration reform, racial justice, mass incarceration and worker rights.

This work is a necessary disruption, to break the norms, to give people humanity and to ensure everyone's safety and happiness.

Charles Amuzie

A first-generation American, Charles Amuzie has worked formally and informally to create a better and more just world for women and people of color. His dedication to progressive ideals have led him to work for voting rights with organizations like America Votes and the New Organizing Institute. He is now a Digital Strategist at Trilogy Interactive. He is a son of Dr. Nena Amuzie and Rev. Dr. Charles Amuzie, Sr. and a brother to Jennifer, Christine, and Crystal.

Lilith Acadia

Lilith Acadia is a PhD student in the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley, studying justifications for violence. As a Graduate Student Instructor, ze has taught courses on the philosophy of love, composition as performance, and the rhetoric of social movements. After graduating from Smith College, Lilith held a Research Fulbright in Germany, received a graduate diploma in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, and earned an M.St. in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford.

Nicole Varma

Fundraising Chair | Social Media Manager

Nicole currently works as the Social Media Manager for Birth Defect Research for Children and as the Deputy Campaign Manager in a U.S. Senate race in Florida. Prior to moving home to Florida, Nicole worked in D.C. for seven years working with many local and national non-profits and campaigns including Hillary Clinton’s Campaign, Democratic National Committee, National Women’s Party/Sewall-Belmont House and Museum. For nearly 5 years Nicole worked at Break the Cycle, a national teen dating violence nonprofit where she not only raised awareness and funds for the organization and issue, she also worked on policy such as the inclusion of the Campus Save Act in the Reauthorization of VAWA and served on the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence and their Grassroots Subcommittee where she lead their social media efforts.

Nicole graduated from the University of Florida in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a specialization in public affairs and a minor in sociology.

Elizabeth Mohan Smith

Elizabeth Mohan Smith is a nonprofit communications and development professional based in New York City. She currently works as a Development and Communications Manager at progressive social service agency BronxWorks, where she works on housing, immigration, education, and access to benefits issues. She attended Smith College and completed her a dual masters in international & world history at Columbia University and the London School of Economics, where she specialized in transnational feminist history and postcolonial studies, and hopes to spend her career organizing and writing to support social justice and anti-violence work.

Elizabeth is working with Rethink to deepen the conversation around sexual assault and gender-based violence and build more just solutions for addressing sexual violence in our communities.

Connect With the ReThink Team

1355 Shepherd Street NW #1, Washington, DC 20011

tahir@we-rethink.org
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