Beatriz Beckford

Consultant, Artist, and Facilitator Educator Political Strategist in the United States

Beatriz Beckford

Consultant, Artist, and Facilitator Educator Political Strategist in the United States

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.

Using transformative justice, the arts, and leveraging community wisdom and leadership are core principals that Beatriz believes bring people together to build beloved societies that can thrive across the spectrum of difference. These values are at the core of what fuels her passion for organizing, art and design that comes from the grassroots, and her love of community.

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.

Her commitment to amplifying the wisdom of the grassroots and organizing with front line communities of color and communities hardest hit by systemic oppression has been marked by her creative approaches, strong leadership, and intense work ethic.

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Groups/Organizations/Institutions Beatriz has worked with; Black & Engaged, Movement for Black Lives, MomsRising, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Black Food & Justice Alliance, Black Urban Growers, Youth Rights Media, Rooted in Community, Eco Station NYC, NYC Department of Public Health, Brooklyn Food Coalition, NYC Food Forum, Brooklyn College, NYU Law School, The New School, Grassroots Action Network, Girls for Gender Equity, The Highline,The Campaign Against Hunger, Black Project, Closing the Hunger Gap, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, Radical Art Educators, NYCORE, International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Open Studios, Mattatuck Museum, The Aspen Institute, Critical Resistance, The Indypendent, People's Advocacy Institute, MS Prison Reform Coalition, Selma Center, Black Belt Community Foundation, Earthseed and many more.

  • Work
    • Capacity Building & Strategy
  • Education
    • Southern Connecticut State University
    • Loyola University Chicago
    • School of the Arts Institute Chicago