Kenita Placide (they/them, she/her)
Kenita Placide is the founder and Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality(ECADE). They previously served as the Outright Action International’s Caribbean Advisor for 2 years and Executive Director of United and Strong Inc for ten years, having advocated around HIV and human rights inclusive of women, youth and LGBTI issues, for over 18 years. Seeking to remove barriers of patriarchy in LGBT advocacy on a feminist platform, Kenita has worn many hats to bring attention and funding to the smaller islands in the eastern Caribbean, and works on a regional and international level. A runner up for the LGBT Intergroup’s GO Visible Award in 2012, she is the mind behind the planning and implementing of many Caribbean regional sessions. She was named the People-Person-of-The-Year by the Star Newspaper in 2013 and in 2016 one of many called to honor as a Champion of Change by the Pan Caribbean Partnership for HIV/AIDS (PANCAP). Kenita was also nominated by the US Embassy in Bridgetown to participate in the 2016 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) called Human and Civil Rights for the LGBTI Community in the United States.