Liz Loeb (she/her) is a civil rights attorney, community organizer, and non-profit director who brings 25 years of high-level experience leading organizations in movements for social change. As a white, queer, Jewish woman, Liz knows that who we are shapes the work that we do. 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 Law & Society from the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As an attorney, Liz litigated international human rights cases for the Center for Constitutional Rights before joining 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. Since then, Liz has guided non-profits and social movement organizations through strategic development and growth, and has become a nationally recognized writer, facilitator, and trainer on issues of racial justice and LGBTQ rights. Liz knows that to achieve equity in our workplaces, we need to work together for the long-term, beyond any single training, session, or curriculum.
Liz currently serves as the Associate Director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light – an organization that works nationally and statewide at the intersection of climate justice and racial justice. She also works as a consultant with organizational clients committed to improving equity-base outcomes. Liz has previously served as Co-Director of Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social Transformation, as the Director of Strategic Campaigns for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, and as the Democracy Campaign Director at TakeAction Minnesota, where she successfully led the statewide campaign to defeat a voter restriction ballot initiative 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 lover of musical theater. She lives on Dakota land in Northeast Minneapolis with her partner Sarah and their toddler Lyra.
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Facilitator, trainer, organizer, and strategist working in movements for justice and liberation