Tiara T. Parker
Tiara Parker - A multi-talented Philadelphia native whose passion is to change the world in any way that she can! She is a professional makeup artist, founder, activist, speaker, and data analyst. Tiara is also a survivor from the Pulse Nightclub Shooting that took place on June 12,2016 in Orlando, FL.
That night Tiara lost her 18 year old cousin Akyra Monet Murray who was also the youngest victim of the 49 angels killed in the shooting.
Since that night Tiara vowed to make sure her cousin's name was remembered each and every day. She founded the Global Activists Awards, whose overall mission is to honor those who are fighting the good fight that is not always in the media.
She currently works as a Data and Reporting Analyst for Pennsylvania’s leading domestic violence organization called Women Against Abuse. Recently, Tiara was promoted to Board of Directors at Victim’s First an organization that works to educate communities and advocate for victims and survivors of mass casualty crime. Tiara wears many hats, but fighting for common sense gun reform, working to get the right people in office who care about the people and their communities is her main goal.
Connecting with other organizations like Pride Fund To End Gun Violence is all a part of her overall mission to end these senseless acts of gun violence and create peace and harmony our nation truly deserves. Tiara has received several awards, seen on several different media platforms, and spoke at many events spreading knowledge about gun violence prevention and how important education plays a huge part in the endless cycle. She is determined to change the world's approach to the amount of gun violence that has since occurred at Pulse June 12th, 2016.
Benita C. Price
Benita “Ms. B.” Dowdell Price, M.Ed is a sexologist in Philadelphia. With a long history of sexual education, activism and facilitation, she decided to obtain her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality and Sexual Education at Widener University. Her activism may not always be on the front line, but you can always count on it being present in her classroom. Benita’s passion lies with working within communities of color, to ensure equity and quality in comprehensive, sex positive, sexual education. She plans to continue to go into the communities and teach comprehensive sexual education with tools that have been made by people of color, for people of color. Her main focuses include, but are not limited to: building a strong sense of community amongst communities of color and to help individuals build a positive image of self by recognizing their own views and values. In the past Benita has worked with the Philadelphia Area Sexual Health Initiative (PASHI) department at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), and many other organizations in Center City Philadelphia such as, the Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP), The Attic, The Mazzoni Center and Colours Inc. Currently, Benita is working for Drexel University as a Program Coordinator in a Teen and Young Adult Center. She is also the Co-Founder of a growing activism organization called The Global Activists Awards, and the Co-Founder of Price’s Cuisine LLC.