Christopher Williams is a family historian, agile coach, and strategist based in Atlanta, GA. With nearly ten years of experience in research, marketing, consulting, and agile project management, Christopher’s work focuses on strategically aligning talents, resources, ideas, and people’s lived experiences with the categorical needs of various projects and programs, ranging from social good to technology, while placing Black-queer people at the forefront of these efforts.
Christopher’s genealogical research focuses on their ancestral homes of New Orleans and Bayou Teche, Louisiana, as well as Hermitage, Tennessee. This research has revealed a long-set culture of innate African-inspired family structures that prioritize community, communal building, and shared resources.
This deep research and love of community led Christopher to co-found The COWRIE Initiative 501(c)3, an organization dedicated to cooperative economics and reinvestment within the Black community in the United States. Along with their co-founders in 2015, Christopher launched BankBlackUSA, the most comprehensive resource within the #BankBlack movement.
Currently, Christopher serves on the Board of Advisors for the Black Inmate Commissary Fund (BICF), a Black women and queer-led mutual-aid organization focused on providing resources to those most affected by the American carceral system in the American south. They have provided historical context, political literature, social strategy, and an overall dedication to the BICF cause, truly understanding the importance of marginalized group cooperation within anti-Black systems.
*Christopher responds to all pronouns and does not use honorifics.