Joshua Feliz-Martinez

Joshua Feliz Martinez (He/They/El/Elle) is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) facilitator experienced in designing and creating racial equity/healing spaces that centers the humanity of anyone in it. Those experiencing these spaces learn tools and language that build solidarity, empowerment, and community engagement. As a Spanish-speaking, first-generation immigrant, Joshua grew up in the Dominican Republic and The Bronx, New York. Before fully joining the DEI/Racial Equity field, Joshua worked in the nonprofit sector as a Cultural Navigator/Community organizer for Spanish-speaking families in the West End of Colorado, assisting community members in healthcare enrollments, community outreach, and other interpersonal needs in addition to co-facilitating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for organizations in the West End. Joshua joined the Kahakulei Institute and his mentor Kevin John Fong in 2021 to further create and facilitate spaces for bridging and belonging with organizations and community members across the United States. Partnering with communities and promoting openings for healing and building bridges has been a gift for Joshua since he can weave tools, stories, frameworks, and lived experiences to address intersectional points of oppression and center marginalized communities. His love for people, culture, and belonging enables him to connect with people and strive for a better tomorrow.