Liz Loeb is a civil rights attorney, community organizer, and non profit director who brings over 20 years of high-level experience in organizational leadership, campaign strategy, and movement building. She uses that experience to support organizational decision makers in building towards greater racial and gender justice in the workplace. Liz prides herself on working with clients to name equity-based goals, to connect those goals to shared organizational values, andto develop creative and collaborative tools to move those goals forward at an organizational level.
As a white, queer, Jewish woman, Liz knows that who we are shapes the work that we do. Liz invests in people in coming to the work of transformation on their own terms, through their own stories, histories, and experiences. Liz believes in our shared interdependence, and seeks to address challenging issues with humor, compassion, and courage.
A graduate of Brown University, Liz holds a law degree from NYU School of Law and has completed a Ph.D. in critical social theory from the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In her career as an attorney, Liz litigated international human rights cases for the Center for Constitutional Rights and then moved to the national ACLU criminal justice project. At the ACLU, Liz was part of the litigation team that won the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Safford v. Redding, which led to a national prohibition against strip searches in public schools. For the past 10 years, Liz has guided nonprofits and social movement organizations through strategic development and growth, and has become a nationally recognized writer, facilitator, and trainer on racial justice and LGBTQ rights. Liz knows that to achieve equity in our workplaces, we need to work together over years and decades – beyond any single training, session, or curriculum.
Outside of her work with clients, Liz serves as the Co- Director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light – an organizations that works nationally and statewide people at the intersection of climate justice and racial justice. Liz has previously served as Co-Director of Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social Transformation, as the Director of Collective Resourcing for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, and as the Democracy Campaign Manager for TakeAction Minnesota, where she successfully led the statewide campaign to defeat the 2012 voter restriction amendment in Minnesota. She has served on multiple local and national Boards of Directors, and completed two terms as a Civil Rights Commissioner for the City of Minneapolis.
Liz is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher, a former actor and classical musician, and a passionate lover of musical theater. She lives on Dakota land in Northeast Minneapolis with her partner Sarah, their child Lyra, and their dog Chloe.