Linda Handy connects local issues with international movements. Whether it’s in Detroit, Tuscaloosa, or Portland, she can draw a parallel between local challenges and those around the globe. Linda seeks to transform unjust conditions into new opportunities for social, racial, and economic change. She is comfortable with discomfort and encourages participants to engage in hard conversations; ‘walking the talk,” she motivates people to follow her. Developing a common ground through story telling and conscious listening, she supports communication across social and economic strata. As a facilitator she builds bridges, allowing disparate worlds to merge. Whether it is across continents, county lines, or across the street, Linda supports the examination of what is right, just and fair. With an M.S. from Case Western Reserve University and as a public official, Linda uses her position to support people who desire access and equity.