Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Crystal Reyes

Organizing Director | Sistas & Brothas United(SBU) /Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition(NWBCCC)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Crystal Reyes is the new Co-Director of Organizing at the NWBCCC, having previously served as SBUs Director, Crystal played an important role in developing an Academic Success Center model that brings together academics and organizing. As a first-generation Latinx from the Bronx, she's experienced in restorative justice practices, trained within an LGBTQIA anti-oppression framework, and has extensive knowledge of navigating the education system. Crystal brings a tremendous amount of expertise in supporting a diverse youth population, primarily female-identified, gender non-conforming youth, immigrant, and ESL youth. As an experienced trainer, she is committed to developing a powerful youth leadership pipeline.


Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Reimagine Safety

Sistas & Brothas United young people have been at the forefront of the Police Free School fight in NYC and thought this campaign they have had to navigate challenging conversations about safety. In this workshop facilitators will share how they have supported communities to reimagine what safety looks like without the reliance on police and policing practices that predominately harm BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized communities. Youth leaders will guide participants through challenging conversations about how the dominate narrative of safety has been utilized to criminalize and not provide support such as quality health care, academic support, jobs, affordable housing and more.

Speakers: Crystal Reyes, Niyo Gumbs