Interim Executive Co-Director, Programs
Fayise has served as the Organizing and Training Director at Voices for Racial Justice for the past three years working to build and coordinate our longstanding organizing training and our Greater Visions network. Fayise’s organizing began in rural MN. As a daughter of East African refugees and factory workers she’s cultivated cultural strategy from hosting and listening to intergenerational conversations in rural MN factory working community. Fayise also joined voices with a history of supporting community-led grant making. She helped lead the development of an annual fund for youth-led research and organizing at Youthprise where she managed the research department. She is also a committee member of the Pan African Community Endowment (PACE) Fund with the St. Paul foundation. Outside of Voices, you can find Fayise’s poetry printed on the sidewalks of East Franklin and 26th street in Minneapolis MN. As well as in The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, and in the forthcoming Spring 2019 Issue of Yellow Medicine Review.