Cortez Wright is the Marketing Director at the Southern Center for Human Rights. They joined SCHR in May 2016 as the Development Associate. In January 2018, they transitioned into the role of Development and Marketing Manager, where they focused on supporting all aspects of SCHR’s fundraising, strategic marketing, graphic design, and community engagement.
Before joining SCHR, Cortez worked as the Digital Communications & Development Coordinator at SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, a reproductive justice organization working to build new leadership, change culture, and advance knowledge in Georgia and the South to ensure individuals and communities have resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about their bodies, genders, sexualities, and lives.
They possess over five years of non-profit communications and development experience working at the intersection of queer & trans liberation and reproductive justice in the South. They’ve worked on and assisted in crafting fundraising and communications strategies around a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, anti-shackling and the criminalization of Black mothers, abortion access and stigma, reproductive coercion, pop-culture, and media representation of Queer & Trans youth of color.
Cortez is a 2015 alum of the New Organizing Institute’s (Wellstone Camp) Digital BootCamp, a 2016 Ms. Foundation Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project, and a 2018 Association of Fundraising Professionals Atlanta Chapter Diversity Fellow.