Beckie Uta Masaki lives/ works by and for race + gender justice for 40 years, through an intersectional approach that builds the power of the margins and is marked by collective power, collaboration, creativity, and love. In 1980’s, she was founding Executive Director and co-lead in one of the first programs in the nation that could meet the language and cultural needs of Asian survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking, Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) in San Francisco. Beckie has been a co-founder and staff of a national cultural resource center, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence. Emanating from her role as a the Move to End Violence Movement Maker, Beckie co-leads the Communities/ Building the Power of the Margins and Mending the Arc practice groups for Resonance Network. She also currently continues her work as a founding elder in Gathering Strength, immigrant + refugee anti-violence advocate network.