Beezer de Martelley
Beezer (they/them) brings to Solidaire an organizing background building broad alliances that join organizers on the frontlines of struggle with those who create capacity for social change behind the scenes and at sites of power many cannot access. Originally from the Chicago area, Beezer moved to the Bay in 2011 to begin graduate studies at UC Berkeley while organizing alignments among the free education, anti-privatization, housing justice, and labor movements. They have connected these commitments to struggles for Black liberation, Indigenous justice, anti-fascism, migrant organizing, queer and trans liberation, and justice for poor and houseless people. As a whole, their work focuses on creating networks of mutual aid in movements that center accountability to those most impacted by oppression to inspire transformative change and collective liberation. When they aren’t organizing, Beezer likes to cook and make music with their friends.
What Liberation Means to Beezer
Tell us why you do what you do.
In my role as a Donor Organizer, I strive to help members identify and build alignment across shared values rooted in liberation work. I am moved by the work of animating people’s senses of solidarity and helping them recognize the roles they might play in this collective work.
What’s most important to you about being part of Solidaire?
I believe in Solidaire’s commitment to collective liberation and in the work of taking leadership from those most impacted by oppression in transforming our shared reality. I believe this community has a unique and important role to play in collaborating with movements for racial, gender, and class justice.
What does liberation mean to you?
To me, liberation is building deep solidarities across lines of struggle, where each of us recognizes how we can contribute to getting ourselves and each other more free.