Lisa Marie Alatorre, MA is a community organizer, educator, and writer with over 20 years professional work experience from a PIC Abolition and anti-oppression movement building framework. Born and raised in Peoria, Arizona, she is currently based out of rural Washington state. She is a Queer Femme of Indigenous, Mexican, and Jewish descent.
Lisa Marie’s 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. She has formally worked as a community organizer with movement organizations such as Critical Resistance, the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, and the Transformative Justice Law Project in Chicago. She has served and continues to serve many boards, working groups, and steering committees related to the anti-violence movement, decarceration and alternatives to incarceration, and direct service organizations.
As a social justice consultant, she has worked with many different organizations around the United States that span the many sectors of our radical movements to end oppression and violence. From supporting integration and challenging white supremacy culture to strategic planning and visioning to campaign planning and evaluation – her many years of non-profit work and community organizing have supported the development of a well-rounded toolbox for organizational support and development.
Her long list of passions include voraciously reading, cooking+baking, making/altering clothes, gardening and permaculture, volunteering, learning, parenting, and media-making.
To contact Lisa Marie, email her at: lisa.alatorre[at]gmail.com