I partner with community, organization and movement builders who are working for equity and justice through personal practice, emergent strategy, participatory decision making and collective action.
I am a facilitator with Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, an international steward of the Art of Hosting/Participatory Leadership, and a founding member of the WhatsNextNow?, a collective of facilitators dedicated to building individual and collective capacity to have meaningful conversations about race in equity and justice work.
Since being a student leader in the US Anti-Apartheid and Divestment Movement, I have worked for racial and economic justice at the intersection of social crisis and political will (ACT-UP, harm reduction) and have co-created both failed as well as tested and scaled social innovations.
I earned a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a master’s degree with a focus in health policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. I studied structural family therapy directly with the revolutionary practitioner Salvador Minuchin and harm reduction with the original US-based educator Edith Springer. I learned from my students as a teaching associate with the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.
I practice Permaculture with friends and neighbors of the Bashakill Family Farm.
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Read the dated, but ever-relevant posts on a collaborative blog Power & Privilege 2.0
Check out my interview with Lex Schroeder for the New Prosperity Initiative during the height of Occupy.
Amida Care, NYC
Crossroads Community Food Network, Maryland
Fortune Society, David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, NYC
New York Transgender Advocacy Group, NY
Sanctuary for Families, NYC
Sex Worker Project, Urban Justice Center, NYC
Sustainable South Bronx, NY
Harm Reduction Coalition
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance
Transforming Race 2012–Visions of Change Conference, Kirwin Institute
The 9th Annual Harm Reduction Conference
Health Gap, NYC, Asia, Africa
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ottawa, Canada
Global Action for Trans Equity
AID FOR AIDS INTERNATIONAL – ¿Cuánto sabes de VIH y SIDA?, NYC and Caracas, Venezuela
Centennial Ecumenical Gathering, National Council of the Churches and Church World Service, New Orleans