Lisbeth M Melendez Riverashe/her
Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera, MAL, is a 30+ year veteran of the LGBTQ and labor movements. Lisbeth has extensive experience organizing and training at the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, racial/ethnic identity, and culture related explicitly to communities of color in the United States. Lisbeth has crisscrossed the country, training workers and community leaders in organizing, leadership development, and community building strategies from a grassroots perspective. She has also done extensive work supporting LGBTQ leaders in America Latina.
Currently, Lisbeth is the Organizing Director for Jewish Voice for Peace.
A graduate of the United Theological Seminary with a master’s in Theology and a current D.Min candidate in Social Transformation, she also has a biology and sociology background with a solid Jesuit and SND formation. Justice and equity make her passions flare, and her days move forward. Today Lisbeth lives in Hyattsville, MD, alongside her wife, Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, and their chosen family, both human and furry!!