gloria a. bernard
Gloria A. Bernard, LCPC, ATR-BC, Bernard is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher, Level 1 Certified Kundalini Yoga Practitioner. She earned her Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in Art Therapy from New York University in 2010. Prior to receiving her MA in Art Therapy from New York University in 2010, she worked overseas in East Africa for over a year with two healing arts organizations: Project Focus and In Movement: Art for social change.
charles “thrills” bryant
Chicago Hip-Hop artist “Thrills” was raised in Evanston and graduated from San Diego City College in California. He began his musical journey at an early age, and like most kids, he played various sports to keep himself off the streets. His parents were a great influence by encouraging him to stay in school and work hard toward his goals. After serving four years in the Navy, including being a Gulf War veteran, he decided to remain in California and develop his musical career. In 2004, he was part of a documentary called, “Rhyme Spitters” about underground rap battles. Today, Thrills is working with producer Phil “Absurdbeats” Alexander, and putting out music on his own label, Mayday Hillman Inc.
Lional “Brother El” Freeman
Lional “Brother El” Freeman is a spontaneous composer, multidisciplinary creative, and educator who uses music and visual arts to express ideas while connecting people to a higher plane of consciousness. He developed outreach methods that teach multiple subjects to youth audiences centered around electronic music, science, and wellness. Formally trained as an Audio Engineer and Graphic Designer, he has acquired many different skills running The Beat Bank, an independent record label. His sets often include using sequencers, synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers to create fully improvised and live beat-making. His unique style has been described as Chicago’s pulse, the breath of hip hop, the heartbeat of club respiration, and the clashing fusion of South Side meeting ancestral roots. https://mediakitforbrotherel.wordpress.com/