Jimmy “Rome” Ballard 
Rome was born in the segregated South and learned about nonviolent direct action as a child. He authored a community-building workshop manual entitled "Transcommunality-Selling Social Change without Selling Out." His collaborative work and exposure to nonprofit organizations such as the East Point Peace Academy, the African American History Committee-AAHC, the Committee for Mexican Culture-CMC, Simba Circle, Barrios Unidos-BU, the Gathering for Justice, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice-CURYJ, and more, has prepared him to face many challenges in this ever-changing world. Rome has cultivated teams of specialized care and service providers at Urban Alchemy, a San Francisco-based organization tasked with caring for our unhoused population, and he has devoted his life to reversing the negative effects of racism, poverty, and trauma. 


Toni Battle
Toni is a native San Franciscan, is the founder of The Legacy Project which documents the legacy of lynchings in the United States and brings healing and reconciliation to those whose ancestry is directly impacted by it, and is a leader of Coming to the Table, a national organization working with descendants of slaves and of slave owners around racial recognition issues. She has a passion for supporting incarcerated young women and in healing ancestral trauma.

Conly Basham
Conly is an artist and healing practitioner. From performing and teaching in New York City, to moving to the Bay Area for her Masters in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy, Conly's life work centers around the power of creative expression in individual and communal healing. She facilitates restorative justice circles in the Bay Area with The Ahimsa Collective, as well as with her husband, daniel j. self at 214 Therapeia. Conly is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Expressive Arts where her personal scholarship explores the
intersections of arts-based ritual and restorative practices towards intergenerational healing, the acknowledgment of power and privilege, and peacebuilding. 

Theresa Pualei Guy
After spending much of her adult life enhancing her left brain capabilities, Theresa rather illogically leaned right into listening to her intuitive heart. Educated as an attorney she is grateful for the opportunity to continue to teach Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation with the East Point Peace Academy as a founding member. Often perceived by others as a “culturally ambiguous” person, Theresa has a lifelong interest in our multicultural reality and the resulting social justice imperative.




We have the honor of working with dozens of talented trainers in our community to run and sustain our programs. Our training team ranges from incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to activists and educators and everything in between. We hope you can attend some of our workshops to meet our team!