SPIA in NJ Workshop Series: Centering Community in Public Safety

Date & Time Nov 03 2023 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location Green Hall
Department SPIA in NJ
Zayid Muhammad, Newark Strategist at EJ USA
Mikaela Levons, Chief of Development
Audience Restricted to Princeton University, Registration Required



Zayid MuhammadZayid Muhammad joined EJUSA in 2021 and leads the organizing and coalition-building efforts while driving systems change work in Newark. He has a radical activist profile of over 40 years. He is a proud cub of the Black Panther Party and the founding press officer of NY's Malcolm X Commemoration Committee. He was recently featured in the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary “Who Killed Malcolm X?” He is a stage actor and poet. Currently, he is the organizer for Newark Communities for Ac­countable Policing, which works on on Newark's groundbreaking new Civilian Review Board over the Newark Police Department.




Mikaela LevonsMikaela Levons, a native of Jamaica, joined EJUSA’s fundraising team in 2021 to increase and deepen relationships with donors. Previously, she was the director of advancement at Princeton AlumniCorps, an independent nonprofit that mobilizes people, organizations, and networks for public good. She has also worked with a variety of nonprofits as a grant writer and communications coordinator. She received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s School of Public & International Affairs and her master’s in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the boards of the Fergus Simpson Foundation, a nonprofit operating in Jamaica, and Young Audiences of NJ/Eastern PA.