For over 36 years, Margery Freeman has been an organizer and trainer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, antiracist organization that provides training and organizing in “Undoing Racism/Community Organizing” with diverse organizations and groups across the country and internationally. She also works with educators, human service practitioners, and other social justice activists to support their efforts to bring anti-racist principles, analyses and practices to their work.
Margery is a lifetime educator. Her work spans the field from early childhood to public school and adult literacy education. During the 1980’s and early 1990’s, she worked with the National Council of Churches Child Advocacy office and directed the Ecumenical Child Care Network, a national church-related child care network. In 1995, Margery joined the adult literacy community and served for 10 years as executive director of YMCA Educational Services, the adult and family literacy branch of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans. From Fall 2004 to the Fall 2007, she served as Regional Services Coordinator for ProLiteracy, an international adult literacy organization.
Margery is married to David Billings. They have three children and eight grandchildren.