Anny Martinez is the Special Donor Assistant at the New England Office of the Institute for Policy Studies in Boston.

She directs the Jamaica Plain Forum and launched its YouTube Channel, enabling some of these fascinating discussions to reach a wider and national audience. She’s produced over 30 events. Some highlights include the 10th Year Anniversary of the JP Forum: Celebrating a Decade of Community Conversation with the powerful speaker, Winona LaDuke founder of Honor Our Earth. Founder of 350.org Bill McKibben graced the JP Forum at the State of our Union was Wrong event. She also produced a special event to commemorate the 1 year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria, We Will Not Forget Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining IPS, Anny has worked as an environmental justice organizer with several organizations, including facilitating Interfaith & Environmental Dialogues with the Coalition against the Pilgrim Pipeline and Food & Water Watch.

She is founder of the poetry group Spoken Word that empowers writers from all walks of life while raising funds for social change. Anny is the author of Black Start, a book for adolescents about how hope can overcome fear against the backdrop of a power outage. In her spare time Anny enjoys using different creative outlets to inspire her two sons. She loves travel, exploring culture through culinary adventures, yoga and being outdoors.

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