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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, building power in cyberspace, crafting, and imaginary worlds. 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.