Beverly Bell Bio

Beverly Bell, Coordinator: The founder of Other Worlds and more than a dozen international organizations and networks, Beverly is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Beverly has worked for more than three decades as an organizer, advocate, and writer in collaboration with social movements in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. Her focus areas are just economies; democratic participation; and rights for women, indigenous peoples, and other excluded peoples. In addition to hundreds of articles, reports, and book chapters, Bev has authored Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti's Divide; Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance; Birthing Justice: Women Creating Social and Economic Alternatives; and Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agriculture Systems in the Americas. For her writing, she has won the Outstanding Journalist Award from the Women's International Center and  the PEN-New Mexico Award for the Literature of Social Justice.