Massachusetts Avenue Project
Buffalo, New York
Rebekah Williams is a community organizer and trainer employed by Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo. At MAP, Rebekah is responsible for convening the Good Food Buffalo coalition working to pass Good food Purchasing Program policy in Buffalo. With over 20 years working at non-profits in Buffalo, Rebekah has experience with multi-sector collaborations and building coalitions, and encouraging youth and community leadership, social and racial justice, environmentalism and the arts. In 2018, Rebekah was selected for HEAL Food Alliance School of Political Leadership, a national alliance working to create inclusive democratic food and farm systems. Prior to her position as community organizer, Rebekah served as MAP's Youth Education Director since July 2012. Rebekah has a Bachelor's degree in Social Structure Theory and Change from SUNY Empire State College, and she has completed training with Training for Change in Philadelphia, PA; Movement Generation in Oakland, CA; Buffalo Montessori Teacher Education Program; and North American Students of Cooperation in Chicago, IL. In addition to her work at Massachusetts Avenue Project, Rebekah is a co-founder of Food for the Spirit, an organization committed to racial healing towards ecological justice and equitable food systems - serving the Finger Lakes, Buffalo, and Western New York.