Yaz Mendez Nuñez is a facilitator based in Durham, North Carolina. As a Queer Southerner from an immigrant & military family, Yaz lives, loves, and hustles in the legacy of their Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestors. For five years, Yaz has served as Soulforce’s Director of Programs & Communications, where they practice weaving webs between political/theological education and healing from spiritual violence with activists across our social justice movements. They have also served our movements as a facilitation fellow for Wayside Center for Popular Education, a member leader of Southerners on New Ground, and through leadership in The Clearing, a community-centered, anti-oppressive spiritual convening place. Yaz's deepest political and spiritual commitments are to enthusiasm, integrity, play, joy, and authenticity.