Fayise Abrahim is the Organizing and Training Director at Voices for Racial Justice, building and coordinating our longstanding Organizing Training. She dreams of intergenerational building, research justice, and intersectional organizing rooted in decolonization. Fayise comes to Voices having spent over five years as a popular educator, community based researcher, and organizer where she has worked extensively with African refugees and migrants in Greater Minnesota. Raised in Southwest Minnesota, Fayise has spent time on both coasts, studying Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Amherst College and the University of Oregon, and in Chiapas with the Autonomous University of Social Movements. As a poet, she is also an emerging local writer with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.