Loan (they/them) is a queer, bilingual writer and organizer of color based in Durham, NC. They recently served on the advisory board for the Emergent Fund, launched after the November 2016 elections to support rapid response organizing. Loan is also a member of the leadership team of The Rising Majority, a coalition invested in building an anti-racist left for radical democracy by building true unity and solidarity between Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. In 2017, Loan was among the 12 arrestees facing felony charges in connection to the alleged toppling of the confederate monument in Durham, NC following Charlottesville. Loan is an expert in organizational development and popular education-style trainings. Currently they serve as the Co-Executive Director at the Southern Vision Alliance.