Rebecca Keel MSW, joined our board in June 2019. Rebecca is a community organizer and social worker. Their work focuses on intersectional strategies to un-do harmful policies that impact the lives of the poor-working class, the LGBTQIA+ community, youth and communities of color. Rebecca is a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Social Work, Psychology and Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies programs. Wrapping up their academic career in 2016, Rebecca then ran for office for Richmond City Council, making them the first openly queer person in the city’s history to seek this office. They have a number of affiliations with local and national movement organizations including Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and Working Families Party and also facilitates a variety of workshops on movement building and community organizing here in Richmond.