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Olivia Pace (she/her) is Black, biracial, queer woman writer, educator and organizer from the Portland metro area. Her work focuses on capitalism, politics, racial justice, chronic illness, climate change and sexual violence.
She graduated Cum Laude from Portland State University in 2019, receiving her BA in Child and Family Studies and a minor in Black Studies.
Olivia was one of the lead organizers of the Disarm PSU campaign from 2015-2020.
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