Javier Benavidez - Unrig Summit 2020

Javier Benavidez

Javier Benavidez

Javier Benavidez

Organized People Vs. Organized Money in the Land of Enchantment | Albuquerque Interfaith (an Industrial Areas Foundation Affiliate)

Javier is a proud Native New Mexican son of a public-school teacher from Albuquerque’s South Valley and a civil rights attorney from the Acequia Madre community in Santa Fe. Javier and his wife Ann Marie have five children: Annalysa, Mario, Elias, Felix and Eva. In early 2019, Javier began organizing with Albuquerque Interfaith, an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, and a coalition of social justice-oriented institutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior, Javier managed several inclusive democracy campaigns and prior to that work, served as Director of the Southwest Organizing Project. Javier’s worked for various elected officials, including as then-Congressman (now U.S. Senator) Martin Heinrich’s Speechwriter and Communications Liaison. Javier has two master’s degrees from the University of New Mexico (urban planning and public administration) and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Santa Clara University, a Jesuit university in California.

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