Liz Gannon Graydon
Liz Gannon Graydon is Co-Founder and President of What BETTER Looks Like, a nonprofit organization that taps into the creative potential of people to help solve problems in their local communities. Liz taught middle school Social Studies and English for 16 years. It was during her years as a teacher that she gained the inspiration and the tools for the work of What BETTER Looks Like. The core work is to foster the development of Beloved Community. She has worked with Hour Children, a New York organization that works to support incarcerated women and their families. As part of her work there, she developed a program to support the teenage children of incarcerated mothers. She has facilitated peacebuilding programs for the NY Department of Peace campaign, The Council for Prejudice Reduction, Miracle Corners of the World and What BETTER Looks Like at C.W. Post, Pace University, Nassau Community College, SUNY Farmingdale, the Church Center for the United Nations and with local school and community organizations. Understanding that the fastest way to change the world is to change the stories that we tell, her focus is to facilitate circles and workshops that help us connect at the deepest level of our stories. Liz also hosts a weekly tea party in New York’s Bryant Park, where all are welcome to gather and share tea, treats and an experience of Beloved Communi-tea.