Maurice Eckstein

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Maurice’s work is focused at the intersections of LGBTQ rights and leadership development. Most recently, Maurice served developing the leadership of the expansive volunteer network and board of the Human Rights Campaign, complete with social justice and servant-leadership competencies.


Currently, Maurice  has become a PhD candidate for International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University where he will continue his work on reconciliation efforts of LGBTQ and pan-african identities as they show up in his home country. 


Maurice has led several conference sessions on self-care in social justice leadership at Mandate, DC - a conference catering to the specific needs of gay black men in Washington, DC; been the receipient of several leadership awards at the HRC for special election projects, and self-led fundraising projects in the Caribbean to support LGBTQ homelessness. 


Maurice now resides in Atlanta, GA and is co-chair and founder of his undergraduate's (Pacific Lutheran University) Diversity Alumni Network.



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