Executive Directors

B  Galdamez 
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

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 Cromartie
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

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.