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Visionary Organizing Lab

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Matt Birkhold

Matt Birkhold lives in Washington DC and is leading the evolution of Visionary Organizing Lab. He is a long-time organizer, writer, educator, and facilitator. He takes seriously a responsibility for the world around him and believes deeply that all people have the capacity to grow beyond where they are.


Advisory Work Group Members

Orisanmi Burton, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University

Richard Feldman

James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership & United Auto Workers, International Staff (Retired)

Mia Henry

Freedom Lifted Tours, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Decoteau J. Irby, PhD

Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago & Member, Derute Consulting Cooperative

Brendan McQuade, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY Courtlandt

Amaka Okechukwu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology, George Mason University & Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change

Danielle Torain, JD

Facilitator and Organizational Development Consultant

Stephen Ward

James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership & Department of Afroamerican Studies, University of Michigan

Mia Charlene White, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies & Black Geographies, The New School