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Harper Bishop


He/they pronouns

Harper is the Deputy Director of Movement Building at PUSH Buffalo, whose mission it is to mobilize residents to create strong neighborhoods with quality, affordable housing; to expand local hiring opportunities; and to advance economic and environmental justice in Buffalo, New York. He has a decade's worth of professional experience in community-based organizations. In that time, Bishop has trained and developed grassroots leadership, written and advocated for progressive policies, and organized for economic, social, and racial justice in his hometown of Buffalo, most recently as the Director of Economic Development at Open Buffalo. He has been a Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Local Economy Fellow, and Co-Chair of the New Economy Coalition. Bishop is a staunch defender of LGBTQ rights and firmly believes that everyone has the right to live their truth free from fear. He is committed to continuing to push for an intersectional analysis that affirms collective liberation and centers the lived experience of those most impacted by state-sanctioned violence and white supremacy. Bishop is a proud trans man, who lives with his partner on Buffalo's West Side and wholeheartedly believes in building the Beloved Community.

Harper Bishop
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