Lisa Marie Alatorre, MA is a community organizer and educator with over 18 years professional work experience from an anti-prison industrial complex (PIC) and anti-oppression movement building framework. Born and raised in Peoria, Arizona, she is currently based out of Middle Tennessee. Her past work experience as a social worker, community organizer, policy advocate, and educator have based her in Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area.
In addition to consulting, Lisa Marie volunteers as a community organizer with various local campaigns and coalitions. Her work as a community organizer and policy advocate have had direct impacts on preserving the rights of people of color and homeless & poor people locally and nationally, including fighting back criminalization, incarceration, and demanding housing and basic needs. Some examples of her campaign work, in multi-media form, with the San Francisco Coalition On Homelessness can be viewed here.
Lisa Marie earned her Masters Degree from the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration where she focused on Community Organizing and Public Policy. Lisa Marie was also a 2011 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow and recipient of the 2014 Berger-Marks Foundation Edna Award of Distinction for Women Leaders Under 35. She also served on the 2016 San Francisco Working Group to Re-Envision the Jail Project.
She currently sits on the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness‘ Board of Directors and was formerly on-staff as the Human Rights Coordinator for 4 years prior. Additionally, Lisa Marie is a co-founder of Rhizome Consulting Project and the Chicago-based Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois and has worked as the National Campaign Director for Critical Resistance.
Her long list of passions include voraciously reading, traveling anywhere, cooking+baking, making/altering clothes, community gardening, volunteering, learning, and media-making.
To contact Lisa Marie, email her at: lisa.alatorre[at]gmail.com