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Beatriz Beckford

Artist, educator, and strategist

Beatriz is an artist, educator, and strategist who exemplifies experienced and intentional leadership in movements for social change. She brings close to 20 years of experience community organizing, architecting multilayered campaigns, developing integrative arts and popular education programs, facilitation, process design, coalition and alliance building, capacity building and grassroots fundraising and development expertise. Beatriz has trained with the Management Center, Grassroots Fundraising Institute, the Center for Third World Organizing, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity, Ruckus Society, Social Justice Leadership Institute, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, the Feminist Organizing School and is a CoreAlign Speaking Race to Power Fellow, and views her most important training as those opportunities and teachable moments that come from deep community work and kinship circles.