Joey LopezSocial Justice Fund NW is excited to welcome new Program Director Joey Lopez, who started on July 19.

As a community organizer at Campaign for Southern Equality, Joey helped to coordinate the second LGBT in the South conference convening of over 500 grassroots organizers, attorneys, healthcare providers, educators and other practitioners from across the South. He co-developed the Southern Equality Fund – a micro-funding initiative for Southern groups and organizers providing direct services and advocacy for the full lived equality of LGBT people in the South.

“I am excited to be joining the SJF team and to be a part of strengthening and resourcing the frontlines of our movements for social justice,” Joey says.

His personal experiences with intersecting identities shaped his commitment to educational, economic, racial, ethnic and queer justice both inside and outside communities of faith.

Our staff and board send our deepest gratitude to Yasmeen Perez, outgoing Program Director, for his years of leadership and hard work through a time of incredible growth and innovation for our organization.