James Lopez is the Executive Director of Power U Center for Social Change in Miami, Florida. An Afro-Latino native of Rochester, New York, James has made a commitment to developing and working with as many leaders as possible to build strong organizations of everyday working people after the Ferguson Uprising. A graduate of University of Buffalo, he began organizing through various organizations in the city of Buffalo. He was a former Organizer with VOICE-Buffalo, where he organized with residents and faith-based institutions in order to push for policies on policing reform and alternatives to mass incarceration. He also helped build Black Love Resist in the Rust (BLRR), which was an organization that is committed to transformative organizing and Direct Action in Buffalo. James has also consulted and trained dozens of young organizers in his role as a Trainer with BOLD (Black Organizers For Leadership and Dignity) and The Midwest Academy.
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