Junemarie Justus founded The Acorn Project after a thirty-two-year career as an entrepreneur in the tech industry. A corporate culture of respect and empowerment lead to thriving corporate philanthropy partnerships and a lifelong commitment to human rights advocacy.
"As a lifelong social justice advocate, these partnerships provided the perfect alchemy and springboard for my activism. "Hope is a decision" became my mantra."
In this new venture, The Acorn Project, her advocacy, and now activism, has focused on women's rights as a pivotal issue. When women's rights are guaranteed, and their voices are heard, women, mothers, and girls will uplift their whole community. The Acorn Project seeks to amplify these issues with Junemarie's passion for education and agitation. Junemarie serves as a councilmember for Human Rights Watch and as a Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. In 2015 she completed the Women and Power program at the JFK School of Public Policy at Harvard University.
As Program Director for The Acorn Project, Alyson Warner works to bring together community members to highlight domestic and global human rights abuses through the art of documentary film. Integral to this work is building creative strategic partnerships for positive social change.
Currently studying Nonprofit Management and Strategic Leadership program, Alyson is projected to earn her Master of Business Administration with Antioch University in 2020.