A dose of healing with Joanie!
Read beneath to catch an interview from the podcast hosted by Taz, a dose of healing. After that check out the Healing Together Spotify...
My name is MarTaze (Taz) Gaines (they/them), a Baltimore native, spending most of my years in Edmondson Village (Zone 29).
I am a cultural-community organizer, life-long student, abolitionist, and healer fighting for liberation through community empowerment and organized action; liberation that includes ALL Black people especially those pushed further into the margins.
I attended The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute '14, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Morehouse College '18, and a Master of Education in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University '20. Using skills and experiences of research, organizing, project management, and facilitation, I wear several hats. I serve as the first Project Coordinator for 24 and None through the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, a Senior Organizer with Baltimore-grassroots organization, Organizing Black, and an affiliate trainer with Race Forward, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building strategies to advance racial justice in policies, institutions, and culture.
My people are Black, Queer, Southern (Up south and deep south). I honor their stewardship of the land. I honor the Piscataway, Nanticoke, Lumbee, Susquehanna, Muscogee-Creek, Cherokee, Shawnee, and Yuchi who were/are the stewards of the Lands of Baltimore, Atlanta, and.Nashville, (Baltimore). I honor the stewards of these, my homes.
I use this space to showcase my current and past work, share upcoming plans and curate an exhibit/portfolio that shows various facets of my work and life.
"All that you touch you Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change. God Is Change. - Octavia E. Butler
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