Phil Allen, Jr. is the founder of Racial Solidarity Project, a nonprofit. He is a speaker/preacher, author, poet and documentary film producer. He is the pastor of Own Your Faith Ministries in Santa Clarita, CA. His film, “Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption” premiered in Los Angeles in 2020; the same titled book, will be released February 9, 2021. Phil is driven towards racial justice as well as healing the trauma that is inflicted by racial tragedies and systemic constructions that perpetuate racial inequities. He has an MA in Theology and is a Ph.D. student at Fuller Theological Seminary. He was named the Pannell Center for Black Church Studies Fellow. His fields of interest include Christian ethics, Black Church studies, ethnic studies, Christology, pneumatology, and theology of justice. His research includes the theology of play and sport, focusing on Black athletes navigating professional sports.