Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership
FOUNDER + DIRECTOR
Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian
Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian is a pastor, life-long activist and the founder and project director of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership.
In addition to my work with the Truth School, I am a singer/songwriter, interviewer/writer at The None & Some Project and co-organizer of Queer Faith. I am ordained as clergy in the UCC and officiate weddings and funerals for those without a particular religious context. I love the water and want to protect it.
I have worked in fiscal and operations for the non-profit, private, and academic sectors in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties, with a focus on community economic development, including revolving loan funds, community land trusts, and grant management. My life interests are justice, historical truth telling, urban ecosystems, creating healthy educational experiences, and, of course, abolition. Flint still doesn’t have clean water.
I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico. My grandmother said that “without freedom, there isn’t equality,” and that “our dreams make us heroic.” I am multimedia journalist who has worked in Puerto Rico, Spain and the US, for broadcast, online + print. I’m host of Vaya con Muñoz on WHMP AM 1400 radio, a bilingual talk program on arts, culture, media and politics. I love to rant and rave.
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Hannah Gyovai, Outreach Coordinator
Renee Moss, Special Projects Assistant
Devorah Levy, Co-Coordinator of Host Program
Stephanie Osiecki, Co-Coordinator of Host Program
Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Sister Clare Carter
Rabbi Justin David
Dr. Ruth Folchman
Dr. Michael Klare
Dr. Jennifer Ladd
Attorney Thomas Lesser
Pastor Louis Mitchell
Attorney William Newman
Attorney Elizabeth Silver
The Honorable Ellen Story
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum