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Featured Speaker:


Kat Macías is a queer Puerto Rican and Cuban Jew-by-Choice with an intersectional praxis. They are an organizer, educator, and artist who currently works at Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps. At Avodah they run a program of 24 young adults doing a year of service in Washington, D.C. Kat came to Avodah after having completed a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Merrimack College.

During their graduate studies, Kat researched and developed a Queer Students of Color Leadership Development Curriculum. During graduate school, they served as the Multicultural Achievement Peer Program (MAPP) Coordinator at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts where they managed a program that directly supported low-income, first generation, international, and undocumented students of color. 

Kat moved to DC from Boston where they participated in the JOIN for Justice Fellowship and worked at Keshet for two years leading community building programs and LGBTQiA+ inclusion trainings. Outside of work, Kat can be found building community as an instigator of the New Synagogue Project (a project to create radically inclusive community in Washington, D.C), reviving treasured family recipes, and dancing in kitchens.

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