Kevin Murray is the executive director of Massachusetts Advocates for Children. Prior to that he was an independent consultant working with community organizations, NGOs and foundations on a variety of program development and organizational learning projects. He has worked on Latin America policy issues since the transformative time of the U.S.-supported coup against the Popular Unity government in Chile. His staff experiences include stints in program and organizational leadership roles with Oxfam America, the Center for Global Education, the Jesuit Refugee Service, Lutheran World Relief, Grassroots International, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and, most recently, The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at Northeastern University School of Law.
From 1989-94, Kevin lived and worked in El Salvador, where he was actively involved in facilitating experiences of mutual learning between faith-based organizations and communities in North America and the popular church in El Salvador. In addition to two books about that period in El Salvador and a book-length report on the country’s National Reconstruction Process, he has published many articles on a wide variety of topics and is an avid blogger.
He currently lives in Boston, where, he is active in local sanctuary work and other immigrant rights projects, sits on the Board of a Citizen’s for Public Schools, a statewide advocacy organization on public education issues and is a founding member of a grassroots organization of parents advocating for quality education and racial equity in the Boston Public Schools.