Liza Minno Bloom

Liza Minno Bloom is an organizer and educator of Slovak and Anglo descent. She is engaged in various racial justice and popular education efforts in her home of Asbury Park, NJ (occupied Lenni Lenape land), with the Racial Justice Project and the Asbury Park Education Justice Collective.

Before moving to NJ, Liza lived in the Southwest doing anti-colonial solidarity work with the Black Mesa Indigenous collective, which organizes with the Dineh communities of Black Mesa/Big Mountain. The Dineh are resisting a forced relocation from coal mining on their ancestral homelands. She has been a member of BMIS since 2008.

Liza is currently leading a team to develop a racial justice training curriculum for the Episcopal Diocese of NJ and she works as a chapter coach for Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). She teaches in the Sociology Departments at Monmouth University and Georgian Court University and is a parent to a grumpy but lovely cattle dog and a small, magical, revolutionary human.

Head and shoulders shot of Liza Minno. She is facing the camera, head tilted left, wearing a black top, silver hoop earrings, and with her light brown hair done up in a bun. In the background is a room with several bookcases.