Ricardo Levins Morales describes himself as a “healer and trickster organizer disguised as an artist.” His activism has included support work for the Black Panthers and Young Lords to participating in or acting in solidarity with farmers, environmental, labor, racial justice and peace movements. Increasingly he has come to see his art and organizing practices as a means to address individual, collective and historical trauma.
He co-leads workshops on trauma and resilience for organizers as well as trainings on creative organizing, social justice strategy, and sustainable activism, and mentors and supports young activists. He operates, with a crew of co-workers, out of a studio/storefront gallery in south Minneapolis. He operates, with a crew of co-workers, out of a studio/storefront gallery in south Minneapolis.