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Autumn Brown is a mother, organizer, theologian, artist, and facilitator. She was a founding member of the Rock Dove Collective, a radical community health exchange in New York City active from 2006-2012, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Common Fire Foundation. Autumn facilitates organizational and strategic development with community-based and movement organizations, and trains community organizers in Consensus Process, Facilitation, and Resisting Racism. She has taught and presented in many places across the country, as well as internationally. She has facilitated with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Slow Food USA, Bard College and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, among many others. She served as the Interim Executive Director of RECLAIM!, a nonprofit that increases mental and integrative health support so LGBTQ youth may be free of oppression in all its forms. In March 2016, she became the newest Core Member of the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance, AORTA.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Autumn has also completed specialized study in Theology at Oxford University and the General Theological Seminary of New York. Autumn is a recipient of the 2009 Next Generation of Leadership Fellowship through the Center for Whole Communities, the 2010 Creative Community Leadership Institute Fellowship through Intermedia Arts, and the 2013 Innovation Award from the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Social Innovation. She is a published author of both speculative fiction and creative non-fiction. She lives in the Avon Hills of the great state of Minnesota with her partner, three brilliant children, a large and ridiculous dog, and many birds and other forms of wildlife.