Photo by Hillel Meltzer

Photo by Hillel Meltzer

Coordinator of Facilitation, Amy Meckler leading a training at The Artists Co-op.


Kristen Hill facilitates a small- group dialogue.


Facilitators (top) Bryan Glover, Mary Lynn Cesar, Chris Nunez, Amy Meckler, David Wilson Barnes, Julie Nelson (bottom) Mary Bacon, Mari Newhard, Diane Kirchner, Russell G. Jones.


Facilitators (top) Mariana Newhard, Diane Kirschner, Rosemary Irving, Amy Meckler, (bottom) Russell G. Jones, James Edward Becton, Mary Bacon. Also pictured AV facilitator Jaden DeArmon and our friend Julie Brown.

Photo by sari goodfriend

Photo by sari goodfriend

Leta Renée Alan facilitates a small group dialogue.

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Rosemary Irving facilitates a small group dialogue.


Facilitators (top) Chrissy Reilly, Russell G. Jones, William Gaffney, Leta Renée Alan, Edith Meeks, Bryan Glover, (bottom) Diane Kirschner, Hillel Meltzer, Amy Meckler, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard.

Managing Director- Elz Cuya Jones

Elz is responsible for the operations, performance and overall strategy for Blind Spot. As a woman of color, daughter of immigrant Filipino parents and mother to a Black son, Elz' drive to confront and dismantle racism in all of its forms is a deeply personal one. Elz has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2003, holding development and communications positions at Harlem RBI, Women's Project and Youth Speaks. Today, she is Deputy Director at North Star Fund, an activist-led community foundation that supports grassroots organizing. She is also a proud board member of MADRE, an international human rights organization on the frontlines of war and disaster. Prior to nonprofits, Elz spent a decade working in news radio. A native to the San Francisco Bay Area, Elz now lives in Manhattan with her husband and Blind Spot founder, Russell G. Jones and son Bolden.

photo by sari goodfriend

photo by sari goodfriend

Chief of Pedagogy - Russell G. Jones is an Auldeco, Obie and SAG Award winning actor. He has worked as a facilitator, moderator and teaching artist for two decades before starting on the path to BLIND SPOT. Inspired by Dr. Janet Helms A Race Is A Nice Thing To Have: A Guide To Being A White Person or Understanding the White Persons In Your Life and the media’s use of the term “Post Racial America” during President Obama’s first campaign, BLIND SPOT began as an artist’s attempt to engage the theater community in actively achieving more racial equity. In addition to serving on HB Studio’s Artistic Advisory Council, the Advisory Board for Developing Artists Theater Co. and being a member of the board at Ensemble Studio Theatre, he is happy to be the partner to Elz Jones and a father (figure) to Bolden and Kekoa.