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Lisa Marie AlatorreFacilitator: Lisa Marie Alatorre, MA


Lisa Marie is a community organizer and educator with over 15 years professional work experience from an anti-prison industrial complex (PIC) and anti-oppression movement building framework. Born and raised in Peoria, Arizona, she is currently based out of the Bay Area. Her past work experience as a social worker, community organizer, policy advocate, and educator have based her in Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans, and the Bay Area.


In addition to consulting, Lisa Marie also works as the Human Rights Organizer with the Coalition On Homelessness  in San Francisco. Her work as a community organizer and policy advocate have had direct impacts on preserving the rights of homeless and poor people locally and nationally, including fighting back criminalization of poverty and demanding housing and basic needs. Some examples of her campaign work, in multi-media form, with the Coalition On Homelessness can be viewed here.


Lisa Marie earned her Masters Degree from the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration where she focused on Community Organizing and Public Policy. Lisa Marie was also a 2011 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow and recipient of the 2014 Berger-Marks Foundation Edna Award of Distinction for Women Leaders Under 35. Currently, she is co-editor of Everyday Abolition | Abolition Everyday,  a blog collecting stories, art, and interviews highlighting the ways PIC abolitionists practice, and live PIC abolition in work, organizing, and personal lives. She is a co-founder of Rhizome Consulting Project and the Chicago-based Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois  and has worked as the National Campaign Director for Critical Resistance. Her long list of passions include voraciously reading, traveling anywhere, cooking+baking, making/altering clothes, urban+community gardening, volunteering, and media-making.


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Dianne BondyDianne Bondy


Dianne is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world - regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. 


She applies over 1000 hours of training to help her students find freedom, self-expression and radical self-love in their yoga practice. She shares her message and provides millions of followers with affordable access to online yoga classes, workshops and tutorials at her virtual studio: and her personal blog. Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Yoga  Journal, and Elephant Journal. She is featured and profiled in International media outlets: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and more. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies, as seen in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her work is published in the books: Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves.


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Rajah JonesRajah Jones


Rajah is a Trans NonBinary Woman of Color who lives in South Los Angeles after living in the San Fernando Valley for the last 3 years. She is Afro-Cuban@ and Jamaican and is a college student at Antioch University. She is the Co-Facilitator for Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders, which she has been with since the day they started. She is the chair person for her trans ministry at church, facilitator & member of gender justice Los Angeles, and a activist for the LGBTQ+, low income, and disabled community. She fights for racial, economic, disability, and Trans justice. She has been through numerous leadership programs and organized/planned events.


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Gloria LucasGloria Lucas


Gloria is a body image activist who has been inspired by indigenous political struggles and the DIY punk movement.  Having experienced eating disorders as a person of color, she was inspired to start Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) as a way to understand eating disorders as an intersectional issue that connects to historical & modern day systems of oppression. NPP is multifaceted Xican@/Brown*/Indigenous body positivity project that focuses on raising eating disorder awareness in communities of color and spreading a decolonized multi-ethnic body positive message.


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Corbett Joan O'TooleCorbett Joan O’Toole


Corbett is an elder in disability rights communities including disabled women, disabled parents, and disabled queers. Her work focuses on documenting the lives of the 76% of disabled people who are permanently unemployed. Using the lens of disability history, she creates works that highlight the resilience as well as the challenges of disabled people using both writing and art. 


Since 1973  her work has included: co-author Disabled Lesbians chapter for Lesbian Health 101; co-organized North American disabled women's delegation to the United Nations Forum on Women in Beijing; co-organized the first international Queer Disability Conference in San Francisco; author of Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History which is a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Awards; created two major fiber art pieces - one on Disabled Women of Color and the other Witness: Honoring Disabled People Murdered by Their Families. 


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Marcella RaimondoMarcella Raimondo


Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH is a Psychologist for Kaiser Permanente’s adult eating disorder clinic in Oakland,California and part of the NCAL regional leadership team. She has been providing multicultural eating disorders trainings since 1995. She wrote articles for NEDA’s Making Connections newsletter on eating disorders and multicultural populations and martial arts. She is on the board of founders of About-Face, Board member for Eating Disorders Recovery and Support (EDRS) and West Coast Chair for BEDA’s 2016 conference. She is also an Adjunct Faculty for University of California Berkeley Extension. Marcella’s own recovery from anorexia nervosa and her martial arts training inspires her dedication to body nurturance and community celebration. She is honored to be on the ASDAH Advisory Board.


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David SperoDavid Spero


David has lived with multiple sclerosis for 35 years and has been in a wheelchair for eight years.  He knows chronic illness from inside and out. His books have been published in four languages, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines and web sites.  As faculty in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Program New Health Partnerships, David works with medical systems in helping patients help themselves.


His book on diabetes explored the political and social causes of illness, how oppression leads to disease which is then blamed on sick people. He tries to support size equality and fat liberation from scientific and social justice perspectives.  He identifies as a health promoter and tries to communicate HAES to health workers and activists.


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