Empowered survivor, equity-motivated trainer, teacher and musician
Anita Lorraine Moore – professional director, teacher, trainer, consultant, policy advocate and community organizer
Anita Lorraine Moore (she/hers)
Social justice/citizen advocacy leadership – teacher/trainer/program development
Professional bio: Anita Lorraine Moore (she,hers) is from Saxapahaw, NC and is the National Field Director with Democracy Matters and adjunct faculty with Alamance Community College. She is a passionate advocate for pro-democracy reforms and anti-racism, anti-poverty legislation. Anita gained her Masters in Social Justice in Intercultural Communication, Policy Advocacy and Community Organizing at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. Her undergraduate work was at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She earned her BS in Anthropology and BA in Religious Studies. She has been with Democracy Matters for 12 years and began teaching in the Spring of 2019 at ACC. She sits on the Equity and Diversity Commission at Alamance Community College and has been working in her community since 2008 with the NAACP to bring justice to underrepresented communities through policy advocacy and community activism. She is a co-facilitator with the Saxapahaw Social Justice Exchange and provides private consultation to organizations and individuals about connecting activism with policy. Anita is also a singer and musician, artist, poet, and environmental protection and food justice advocate. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Over 12 years of experience teaching, volunteer/intern management, internship program development, leadership/mentoring, content creation and community organizing experience. Focus: social justice and anti-oppression frameworks, promotion of access to underdeveloped populations, evaluating and teaching systems theory, specializing in public-policy advocacy, empathic and compassionate leadership, experiential learning, critical thinking, social justice theory, training and training of trainers – designing for social change. Emphasizing cycles and process in development, versus linear thinking and finish lines. I encourage and inspire those whom I work with and train with insight and realistic understanding that we have to start where we are and work toward where we want to be. I speak intermediate Spanish as well.