Team Members

Johannah Rae Reyes
Volunteer Coordinator

Johannah-Rae Reyes is an educator, researcher, activist, and organiser, with a BSc in Geography from the University of the West Indies. She currently works with the Lloyd Best Institute to provide innovative, transformative training in areas of Caribbean traditional knowledge, and is directly involved in the teaching of Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language. She has experience as a sign language interpreter, has carried out sign language research in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, and has written about issues facing Caribbean deaf communities for publication. She follows in the tradition set by Caribbean women, in envisioning a world of unlimited opportunities for all, and works towards them by contributing to collective organizing with local activist groups DEAF (Deaf Empowerment and Advancement Foundation), WOMANTRA and AJD (Alliance for Justice and Diversity). 

Safiyyah Acosta
Resource Mobilization Officer

Safiyyah is a young Black queer organizer struggling against racism, misogyny and class oppression towards wholistic liberation. Inspired by the legacy of powerful black women throughout history, she believes in a movement lead by those most marginalized in society. Safiyyah completed her B.A in Media & Communicative Arts with a minor in Black Studies. She went on to gain grassroots organizing experience in community outreach, fundraising, organization operations & structure, facilitation and popular education. She writes about politics, social justice and personal growth on her blog "The person that I am".

 

 

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