B Galdamez is a freshman at Peace College in Raleigh, NC. B attended Youth Organizing Institute’s Summer Freedom School in 2012 and has been a leader in the teen activist group, NC HEAT. In the past few years, B has been instrumental in the NC Queer Youth Power Coalition, helping to organize the annual Queernival, a celebration of queer southern youth liberation. This past summer, B was an intern for Summer Freedom School.
Currently they are working on the Solutions Not Suspensions Campaign in Wake County.
Beau was born in Greensboro, NC and grew up in Detroit, MI before migrating back South in 2012. In 2015, they started organizing with the Queer People of Color Collective (QPOCC) in Greensboro, calling for an end to police brutality and trans hate crimes. They served as the Managing Editor of I Don’t Do Boxes, a queer youth-led zine program of Elsewhere Museum in 2016. Beau is a former member of the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Youth Board and a former intern at the Youth Organizing Institute’s Summer Freedom School.
Beau is currently an Aerial Teacher for Queer Youth Circus, a political performance group for LGBTQIA folks, and serves on the Youth Advisory Board at the American Youth Circus Organization. They want to explore healing justice & bodywork for the movement at large. Beau is called to this work by their belief in self-determination for young people, queer & trans liberation, and racial justice.