Hannah Gebresilassie (aka Hannah Joy)
Background: Daughter of Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees who came to the United States in the 1980s.
Residence: metro Atlanta
Community work: Founded the Promote Positivity Movement in 2018. She also is involved in Optimize the Vizion; Justice for Georgia; and Habeshas Vote.
It is the middle of the afternoon on an overcast Thursday in March. Hannah Joy Gebresilassie has been up since 6:30 a.m. and has already participated in two protests at the State Capitol. She will close out the day with a third rally at Delta Air Lines’ south terminal at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. She will finish the week out on Friday with three more protests — including one at the Governor’s mansion — protesting a trio of voting bills in the Georgia legislature.