ITR Communications Coordinator
aimee [at] ittakesroots [dot] org
Aimee Inglis joined as the Communications Coordinator with It Takes Roots in April of 2020. Aimee previously worked for nearly a decade at Tenants Together, the California statewide renters’ rights organization and member organization of Right to the City. Her work ranged from developing their volunteer and tenant education programs to online organizing and communications to leading their local capacity-building and movement-building support team and organizing the first statewide renter assemblies in decades. She identifies as a queer, working-class woman of Scottish, German, and Osage ancestry, raised white but learning every day how to be a good citizen of the Osage Nation where she is an enrolled tribal member.
Aimee’s organizing and political philosophy has been shaped by studies of Ella Baker and women-of-color-led organizing in the U.S., models of indigenous leadership, her mostly working-class family, and her time studying with LeftRoots. Her primary motivations are the development of self and others to find one’s place in the struggle for social justice, defending the sovereignty of every being on this planet, building on and learning from the past and our elders to co-create a visionary future, and centering the voices of those most affected by oppressive systems.