ACRE
Action Center on Race and the Economy

Staff

The ACRE Team

 

Co-Executive Director

Maurice BP-Weeks

Maurice is the Co-Executive Director of ACRE. He works with community organizations and labor unions on campaigns to go on offense against Wall Street to beat back their destruction of communities of color. He was previously the Campaign Director of the ReFund America Project and worked as the Wall Street Accountability and Housing Justice campaigner at the Center for Popular Democracy before that. Maurice serves on the Advisory Council of Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD). He graduated from Swarthmore College.
Twitter: @mo87mo87

 
 

 

Co-Executive Director

Saqib Bhatti

Saqib is the Co-Executive Director of ACRE and the Director of the ReFund America Project. He works on campaigns to rebalance the relationship between Wall Street and local communities. He was previously a fellow at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and spent 10 years working on corporate accountability campaigns at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and UNITE HERE prior to that. Saqib is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and serves on the boards of the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, the Midwest Academy, and Political Research Associates. He graduated from Yale University.
Twitter: @snbhatti

 

 

Research Director

Carrie Sloan

Carrie is the Research Director at ACRE and the ReFund America Project. She works on campaigns to restore the balance of economic power from Wall Street to Main Street. Prior to that, she spent more than 10 years working in the labor movement as a strategic researcher for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a rank and file member of the United Auto Workers (UAW). She holds a master’s degree from the University of California at San Diego.

 
 

 
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Operations Director

Vitoria Herring

Vitoria brings more than 15 years of experience to the ACRE team in business, operations, and finance. Vitoria has specialized in helping startups, small businesses, and large enterprises manage their operations and grow their businesses. With expertise in the for-profit and nonprofit sector, Vitoria brings an unparalleled wisdom to the team. She enjoys using technologies to better assist her clients in streamlining their processes for more efficiency. 

 

 
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Research AnaLyst

Alyxandra Goodwin

Alyx is a Research Analyst at ACRE. She is a multi-talented activist who has worked as a journalist and serves as the Co-Chair of the Chicago chapter of BYP100. She maintains a personal blog, Young Black and Woke, where she blogs about the Movement for Black Lives and her role in it.
Twitter: @FREEwrites_

 

 
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Senior Research Analyst

Quinntavious Williams

Quinn is a Senior Research Analyst at ACRE.  He works on campaigns that lift up and prioritize low-income communities of color to fight Wall Street's financialization of the economy.  Quinn was previously a Senior Policy Analyst with United for a New Economy in Colorado and a board member of the Partnership for Working Families.  He attended Morehouse College and holds a Master’s degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Twitter: @CivicallyQ