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Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz

“If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound with mine, then let us work together”

I am a community organizer, capacity builder, writer and speaker that has worked across movements for social and economic justice for twenty years. I am passionate about doing community and organizational work that connects issues, identities and communities in strategic and powerful ways.

I’ve traveled the country organizing, writing and speaking about a range of community based issues for the purpose of building more interconnected organizations, communities and movements. My writings can be found in an anthology entitled Colonize This! Young Women of Color and Feminism, through an online writing project entitled Busting Binaries which I co-author with Ana Maurine Lara and on the Bilerico Project Blog.

For five years I served as the Director of Capacity Building for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. While in this role, I actively embedded racial, economic and disability justice work into building and strengthening organizations and movements. Prior to my work with the Task Force, I was an organizer and capacity builder for the National Organization for Women, Mid-West Regional Organizer for Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Pension Plan Organizer for the National Organizers Alliance and Interim Director for the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

I launched interesections/intersecciones consulting in 1997 and in 2010 I made it a full time labor of love. My practice is dedicated to helping organizations, individuals and communities sharpen their capacity, leadership, organizing strategies and commitment to full inclusion. I do this through coaching, organizational development, anti-oppression training, keynote speaking, writing and community organizing.

intersections/interseccions is not your typical consulting practice! We are a thinking, building and doing practice! We think about community based issues in complex and intentional ways, we build political power and strong organizations that represent the full breadth and depth of the communities they serve and we do this by rolling up our sleeves and working with clients who are engaged in meaningful organizational transformation and movement building.

intersections/interseccions has a strong commitment to collaboration. As a result, we specialize in bringing together some of the best minds in the worlds of community organizing and capacity building to offer our clients innovative approaches to organization and movement building.

I live in Silver Spring Maryland and I run intersections/intersecciones consulting from my home office. When I am not on the road working with clients, my dogs Coqui and Cemi like to sleep on my feet while I’m burning up the phone lines talking with clients!

If you would like more information about my organizing, speaking and writing work you can download my CV here:

CV For Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz

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