Haki Creatives is the brainchild of Janisha Gabriel, purposed to use design, communications, and strategy to solve some of the world’s ills. After more than 10 years working in marketing and communications for various non-profit organizations, Janisha decided to forge ahead with her own creative agency, focusing on grassroots organizations and small-businesses. With a sound understanding that branding makes the world go round, she realized that brilliant social justice organizers are often unable to compete in today’s image-driven economy. Thus, Haki Creatives was born to help further social justice initiatives through good design, strategy and development, and smart communications.
About Janisha R. Gabriel
Janisha holds a Master of Arts from Alliance Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s from Howard University. A life-long organizer, she has been involved in numerous social justice initiatives, centering on efforts to advance Black liberation, gender justice, and LGBTQ equity. Janisha is currently a board member of The BLK Projek, a South Bronx non-profit fighting to bring healthy food to low income residents, and a Technology & Design organizer with #BlackLivesMatter and other Black liberation organizations.
She is a member of Columbia University’s Center for Research on African American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice (CARSS), an initiative of the Institute for Research on African American Studies. As a member of CARSS she engages in intellectual and community based organizing to help Black churches further LGBTQ and gender-based equity. Passionate about ending violence against Black women and Girls, Janisha is also founder of the Speak My Name Project, an online database profiling Black women and girls who have lost their lives to state or intra-racial violence. Through the Speak My Name Project she engages Black communities in conversations and initiatives to challenge toxic masculinity and establish safety and power for all people of African descent.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.