Cleopatra Jach Acquaye



Director of Programs

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Pronouns: Sir/Her
Cleopatra Jach Acquaye is a Black Gender Non-Conforming* Queer, born and raised in The Bronx, New York. A first-generation-born child of Ghanaian immigrants, her values deeply center radical storytelling; Cleopatra defines this through transparency, centering lived experiences, and capacity-building. She has over a decade of experience in community organizing, organizational development, and team management, which informed her leadership as the Co-Executive Director of The Audre Lorde Project and the Interim Co-Executive Director of Lambda Literary. Jach’s teachers have come from Generative Somatics, Black Organizers for Leadership and Dignity, and Communities for Police Reform. This allowed her to create a foundation for her work based on healing justice, black liberation, and relational organizing. Cleopatra continues to be a part of the Online Training team for Training for Change, instilling the hard skill of facilitation into organizers and changemakers globally while also finding time to volunteer as a conflict mediator and coach at SEEDS Community Resolution Center. To maintain Cleopatra’s imagination levels, she incorporates screenwriting, cosplaying, and joke-telling in her spiritual practices. When Sir is not working, you can find her trying to read unread books her my apartment whilst researching new snacks to eat.