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A fierce

and inspiring badass.

Niketa Brar

executive director

Chicago United for Equity


Tiff Beatty is an arts and culture organizer and performance poet based in Chicago, IL. She is currently associate director at the National Public Housing Museum, co-founder of House of the Lorde studio, and co-host of The Reading Room, a Black feminist study group. Tiff was born and raised in Tacoma, WA and received her B.A. in Psychology from Whitworth University.







Tiff Beatty received the 2022 Roberta “Bobbie” Raymond Leadership & Innovation Award from The Oak Park Regional Housing Center. She was a 2020-2021 Chicago United for Equity (CUE) Senior Fellow and 2018-2019 CUE Fellow, recipient of a 2019 Field Leader Award from Field Foundation of Illinois. She organized and hosted Art Is Bonfire (2011-2020), a decade-long bonfire poetry cypher at Promontory Point in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Tiff organizes and moderates dozens of cultural events and workshops each year and her work has been featured in various publications and media outlets, including Crain's Chicago Business, History News Network, Block Club Chicago, The New York Times, Ebony, Chicago Tribune, WVON, and more.

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Photo credit: Candice Majors

"A brilliant, emotive, inclusive,

deep thinker and communicator."

Tonika Johnson

photographer & activist

Folded Map Project




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