Movement & Capacity Building Facilitator– Digital Media Manager
Manuel Soares (he/him), is the Digital Media Manager and the Movement and Capacity Building Facilitator for the RE Collective. He is excited to be continuing his work with the RE Collective and managing the ways the organization navigates media resources. He is also honored to be working closely with the fellows in the RE Collectives Ukombozi Fellowship who are the next generation of anti-racist change makers in their communitites. Working with the RE Collective has allowed him to continue to grow and hone in his facilitation skills surrounding anti-racism. A journey he began in undergrad after he was trained to become a sustained dialogue facilitator. This training laid the foundation for his experience working with groups committed to unlearning white supremacy and actively practicing anti-racist methodologies.
Manuel received his High school diploma and Associate Degree in May of 2018, from Timken Early College High School and Stark State College. He then went on to work on his BA in Community & Justice Studies and Theater at Allegheny College in May 2021. While at Allegheny he was heavily involved on campus, being involved in many protests/ standouts through his time there and serving as the President of the Association For the Advancement of Black Culture his senior year. While he was not working on equity initiatives he was still involved and dedicated to the arts in theater as an actor and being a part of dance opportunities when he had the chance. Manuel is excited to work with this team and be the change he wants to see within his own communities.