Rebecca John

Resource Mobilization Organizer Rebecca (she/her) is a Resource Mobilization Organizer at GGJ, where she supports and carries out GGJ’s resource strategy to move money to the grassroots organizing sector. She has been fortunate to be a student of social movements...

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DrewChristopher Joy

Political Education Organizer DrewChristopher Joy (he/they) has been an organizer, facilitator, and trainer for the past 20 years. Before joining GGJ’s Political Education Team, Drew spent a decade at the Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) in several roles including the...

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Roxanne Lawson

Co-Deputy Director, Organizational Strategy Roxanne Lawson (she/her) has worked previously as a trainer, community organizer, global justice advocate, lobbyist, and policy analyst. She is the former Co-Executive Director of Youth Rise Texas, an organization that works to develop generations of...

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Raisa

Assistant to Deputy Director Raisa (she/her) comes to the GGJ team as the Assistant to the Deputy Director after working on the language interpretation team for the International School of Feminism in 2021. In addition to her language justice work...

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Arely Diaz Loza

Logistics Coordinator Arely Diaz (she/her) is a queer 26 year old from Chumash and Tongva land (so-called Los Angeles, California). She has called Pokanoket, Wampanoag, and Narragansett land (so-called Providence, Rhode Island) home for over seven years, where she lives with...

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Mark Liu

HR and Finance Manager Mark Liu was born and raised in Boston, MA. Chinatown is his emotional home where his father’s side of the family first settled and where he spent much of his childhood. Prior to coming to GGJ, Mark spent...

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Adrien Salazar

Policy Director Adrien Salazar (he/him) is a climate justice advocate who has fought for transformative and equitable climate policy, food and land justice, and environmental justice for over fifteen years. He is Policy Director at Grassroots Global Justice Alliance supporting...

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Celina Lee

Communications Organizer Celina Lee (she/her) is a communications specialist who works with grassroots groups to build power in people of color, Indigenous, and low-income communities. She grew her roots in the environmental justice movement as the communications director at Alternatives...

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Kereknaan Fiannaan

Resource Mobilization Organizer A migrant and third-culture kid originally from Nigeria, Kereknaan’s (she/her) experience navigating life at the intersections of migration and Black girlhood/womanhood on Turtle Island (so-called USA) planted the seeds for her political activation. She began her career...

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Bridget Brehen

Director of Resource Mobilization Bridget Brehen (she/they), Director of Resource Mobilization for Grassroots Global Justice, has three decades of experience in community and social justice organizations. As GGJ’s lead fundraiser and funder organizer, she is passionate about returning stolen wealth...

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Sandra Morán

International Feminist Political Education Coordinator Sandra Morán, lesbian, revolutionary, feminist, militant and defender of women’s rights, sexual diversity, Indigenous Peoples, and youth. Artist, political scientist, and popular educator. She has founded and has belonged to several grassroots women’s organizations; and...

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Kitzia Esteva-Martinez

Grassroots Feminisms National Organizer Kitzia (they/theirs) is originally from Mexico. Their family migrated to the U.S. due to environmental racism in their home town that devastated their nephews’ health. They come from a movement family that has supported movement building...

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Margaret Kwateng

Campaign Lead National Organizer Margaret Kwateng (she/her) is the National Green New Deal Organizer at Grassroots Global Justice, where she is working with members to build toward a regenerative feminist economy. Prior to joining GGJ, Margaret worked for years as...

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Siwatu-Salama Ra

DemilitaRISE Organizer Siwatu is a mother and organizer who was born and raised in Detroit. She grew up in the environmental justice movement, and served as the co-director of East Michigan Environmental Action Council. In addition to her work locally...

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Ramón Mejía

Anti-Militarism National Organizer Ramón Mejía is from Dallas, Texas. At the age of 18, to support his family, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and in 2003 participated in the initial invasion of Iraq. This experience led to self-reflection, converting...

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Sunyoung Yang

Political Director Sunyoung Yang (she/they/ella/elle) is the Political Director overseeing the Political Formation School development and Political Education programming for GGJ’s membership base. Prior to GGJ, Sunyoung worked close to a decade at the Labor/Community Strategy Center(LCSC) and Bus Riders...

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Sha Grogan-Brown

Co-Deputy Director, Infrastructure Shaun (Sha) Grogan-Brown has worked to strengthen movements for social justice since the late ’90s, and is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and self-sustaining capacity of grassroots organizations. He worked with Committee In Solidarity with the People...

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Samudra Kiné Weerasekera Randazzo

Political Education Logistics Coordinator Samudra (she/they) lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she grew up in a movement family, growing up around internationalist politics and first learning about Just Transition as a young teenager. She volunteered with GGJ...

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Randy Jackson

Senior Resource Strategist Randy (he/him) is a strategist, organizer, resource mobilizer and movement builder with over 25 years experience seeking solutions to issues of racial, economic and climate justice. Prior to joining GGJ, Randy was the Director of It Takes...

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Kelly Archbold

Assistant to Executive Director Kelly Archbold joined the GGJ team in January 2018 as the Executive Assistant to Cindy Wiesner. She has focused on infrastructure-building, administration, operations, logistics, event coordination, data entry, and assistance support in grassroots movements for over...

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Jaron Browne

Organizing Director Jaron Browne is the Organizing Director, supporting the organizing team and leadership of GGJ members across our areas of work.  Since joining the GGJ team in 2015, Jaron has been building out GGJ’s Just Transition, climate justice and anti-militarism...

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Cindy Stella Wiesner

Executive Director Cindy Stella Wiesner (she/her/ella), a 35-year veteran of the social justice movement in the U.S. and internationally, is the Executive Director of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) and Grassroots Global Justice Action Fund (GGJAF). With GGJ, she...

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