Prior to arriving in Houston, Marjorie served as the Associate Director of Street Poets Inc. for nine years. Street Poets is an LA non-profit poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation. This organization was crucial in doing the work of gang intervention and violence prevention through the use of music, poetry and the mentoring of at-risk/underserved youth and young adults.
A creative at heart, Marjorie is both an accomplished writer and performer. In addition to several film credits, she has appeared on stage off-Broadway as well as internationally. Her poems have been published in several anthologies (two of which have received Editor’s Choice Awards).
Currently, she is writing and producing a documentary called Private Collection about one of the few remaining collections of Haitian Art since the 2010 earthquake. Marjorie is excited by her new role as Executive Director of HCAH, and looks forward to assisting and collaborating with many organizations in the Greater Houston area.
She is on the board of directors for the Convict Leasing and Labor Project, or CLLP, which aims to expose the history of the convict leasing system and its connection to modern prison slavery while restoring the dignity of all victims of forced labor and their descendants. The CLLP is currently working to properly memorialize the 95 enslaved convicts whose bodies were found at a Sugar Land construction site in 2018.
In addition to founding and leading a new racial justice committee at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, she has co-developed and presented an anti-racism curriculum for Project Curate and offers private consulting to schools, churches and organizations.
She is also a member of the leadership team for SURJ HTX, a group focused on organizing white people for racial justice. Liz is excited to join the HCAH team to further the cause of social and racial justice and advocacy.