Mark Maxey

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Mark Maxey


Mark Maxey is an Oklahoma activist. He is an artist utilizing his talents through poetry, graphic arts, and photography. He has been published numerous times and has received various awards for his art. He spends his time in Oklahoma City working with others to improve and grow the artists community within Oklahoma. He serves on several art boards and volunteers his time teaching meditation and producing artists workshops. He is a certified Reiki master, rescues animals, missionary to South Africa and Palestine. He is a member of Communications, Computer, and Software Workers Industrial Union 560.

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Mark Maxey has been a long-time social activist, artist, poet, music columnist, radio air-personality. He is a member of the Muscogee Nation, and identifies with his blood lineage as Yuchi Indian. He has coordinated the UN Dialogue Among Civilizations, Rally for a Just Legislation, and OUTART in Oklahoma City, OK. He helped lead a protest at the University of Oklahoma in 1990 which led to significant changes protecting Native Americans on campus. He serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance. He served as the chair of Media and Film Committee for the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission. He has helped organize several rallies for Leonard Peltier in Oklahoma City. He has been a board member of the Poetry Committee for Individual Artists of Oklahoma. He has been the artistic director for the American Indian Theatre Company.

Maxey also is the owner of M-Squared Productions in Oklahoma City, OK. M-Squared Productions is an arts management firm. We specialize in helping artists realize their dreams through personal management, publicity, photography, and marketing. [1]

Mark Maxey is a Yuchi Indian, enrolled in the Muscogee Nation, has a degree in radio/TV/film. Maxey is an IWW member, Communications, Computer, and Software Workers Industrial Union 560. He’s worked as an administrative assistant, petroleum landman, barista, staff writer, paralegal, content producer and graphic designer. He spent 6 months as a National Data Team volunteer for the Bernie Sanders for President campaign.

He is a regular contributor to the Communist Party USA's Peoples World.[2]

Formation

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On May 15th, 2016, five local citizens were recognized as the official Executive Committee in Oklahoma City for the national Democratic Socialists of America. Eric Crump, Leslie Driskill, Leo Loveless, Mark Maxey, and Mabruka Yazidi, officially signed their By-Laws on May 15, 2016 at their second meeting. They are planning their third meeting in June. They have successfully been chartered through the national organization as a Local Chapter.[3]

Socialist campaign helper

Billy Hinton, and Mark Maxey

Mark Maxey of Oklahoma City Democratic Socialists worked on Billy Hinton's campaign.

OC DS Facebook group

Oklahoma City Democratic Socialists Facebook group, as of March 16, 2017;

Admin - Mark Maxey

Wichita DSA Facebook group

Members of the Wichita Democratic Socialists of America, public Facebook group, as of March 12, 2017 included Mark Maxey.[4]

Tuscaloosa Democratic Socialists of America Facebook group

Members of the Tuscaloosa Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook group, as of April, 2017, included Mark Maxey.[5]

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