Bex Ahuja

Partner
The Management Center
Bex has trained 5,000+ people on running campaigns, community organizing, field strategy, fundraising, and management and has held leadership roles in 17 winning legislative + ballot measure campaigns. For nine years at the National LGBTQ Task Force, Bex worked to help organizations increase their power/impact by coaching and working side-by-side with leaders on the ground. Now at The Management Center, Bex trains social justice leaders on effective, racially equitable, and inclusive management. When not training, Bex can be found eating delicious foods with other queer and trans POCs in Brooklyn.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

It Doesn’t Have to Suck! Easy Management Levers for Anti-Oppression Lovers

As individuals and as organizations, we're committed to creating more racial equity, inclusion, and justice — but what do those values look like in practice within our organizations? Organizations (including our own) have spent money, time, and emotional labor (read: pain) trying to correct the inequities and exclusion present within them, and the results have been underwhelming at best. We want to become more inclusive and equitable - and it doesn't have to be so hard. After 2 years of labor, testing and practice, we'll share the key, innovative anti-oppression management strategies or “levers” that will ease the pathway to increasing racial equity inside your organization and in the work your organization works to achieve. We'll focus on immediately implementable tools and skills, with time built in for practice and workshopping of real-life examples.

Speakers: Bex Ahuja, Tamara Osivwemu

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Management with Anti-Oppression Values: Practical Tools for Project and People Management with a Racial Equity Lens

As individuals and organizations, we are committed to creating more racial equity, inclusion, and justice — but what do those values look like in practice within our organizations? Learn foundational project and people management practices that will help you and your team accomplish the most important advocacy and organizing work even more effectively, and without perpetuating the systems of oppression we’re all fighting against. We’ll bring an explicitly anti-oppression lens to key management practices: getting 100% aligned on desired outcomes (and making sure to vet those outcomes), guiding people (without micromanaging), and holding your team accountable to getting awesome results. We'll focus on immediately implementable tools and skills, with time built in for practice and workshopping of real-life examples.

Speakers: Bex Ahuja, Tasia Smith