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Amanda Chavez Barnes

Senior Director of Programs

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Amanda Chávez Barnes is a Southern Chicanx organizer and mami of twins. A neuroqueer Atlanta native with deep roots in dissonant dimensions, Amanda is a hybrid being who resides in the interstitial spaces of technologies and cultures. Much like a ghost. Although Amanda prefers to self-describe as a goddess or cyborg, or both, depending on the mood. Amanda is curious and passionate about mothering, storytelling, and building power for multi-racial feminist futures. Some of Amanda’s previous roles include Digital Director at Mijente, Deputy Director & National Membership Director at the US Human Rights Network, field organizer, and middle school teacher.