MomsRising Campaign Director, community organizer and activist! Beatriz exemplifies new leadership that is stepping forward to create a movement for social change. Ms. Beckford’s experiences organizing around poverty and racial equity are at the core of what fuels her passion for organizing and love of community. Beatriz's previously served as the Director of the Grassroots Action Network, and as a Co Founder and Director of Organizing and Policy Initiatives at the Brooklyn Food Coalition's where she tirelessly to build the coalitions base, and supported campaign development as chief architect of the coalition's organizing and policy strategies. Beatriz has trained with the Center for Third World Organizing, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity BOLD, Ruckus Society, Social Justice Leadership Institute, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, and is a CoreAlign Speaking Race to Power Fellow. Her commitment to amplifying the widsom of the grassroots, and organizing with front line, economically marginalized communities of color has been marked by her strong leadership and intense work ethic. Her proudest role is as Momma to a beautifully brilliant 7 year old who reminds her to laugh, to share, and to resist!