Staff Bio: Evangeline Weiss
Evangeline Weiss has been the Leadership Programs Director at the Task Force since November of 2010. Evangeline connects to the values of the Task Force: racial and gender justice, relationship oriented organizing, and sex positivity. Evangeline is proud to work for an organization that’s wrestling with how to center racial justice work within social justice movement spaces. Evangeline believes in practicing compassion for all people, even while working for collective liberation for herself and loved ones. Evangeline is an artist, poet, and mother, and to her, being her full self means at times speaking truth to power and at other times, sitting still.
Before working at the Task Force, Evangeline worked in HIV/AIDS advocacy during the 1990s in New York City. In addition to the Department of Health and Gay Men’s Health Crisis, she was a member of Act Up, helped start the Harm Reduction Coalition and organized for needle exchanges. Evangeline volunteers as a board member of the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Evangeline is part of the Creating Change Conference team. In her current role, she builds relationships and organizes Queering Racial Justice in the conference host city, reviews proposals for the conference and facilitates for the Racial Justice Institute during Creating Change. In addition, Evangeline produces the Day Long Institutes, and the Task Force staff led programming. Evangeline believes the conference is a place where the LGBTQ movement can experience its own power and potential, as well as be held accountable for the ways in which we have more to learn.
Leadership Programs Director