The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.
Senior Partnership Officer for Climate & Disaster Justice
Lis-Marie is a non-profit leader with more than a decade of experience leading multi-issue grassroots organizations to programmatic, administrative, and financial success. Prior to UUSC, she served as executive director of American Friends Service Committee in Florida. She has founded and co-founded various institutions, including Seeds of Resistance, Somos Abya Yala, and the Madre Tierra Collective.
She is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, popular educator, and community organizer. She is from Nicaragua and has Indigenous & Afro-Latinx roots. Her work, art and praxis address the global climate crisis, dignity for migrants and waged workers, farmworkers’ rights, food sovereignty, Indigenous feminism, reproductive justice, and international solidarity.