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 is shepherding the Berta Cáceres International Feminist Organizing School and the Divest from Harm and Invest in Care national campaign. She helped co-found the Climate Justice Alliance and has been a leader in many movement building initiatives, including World March of Women, Social Movement Assemblies, International Council of the World Social Forum, U.S. Social Forum, the Peoples Climate Movement, Feminist Peace Initiative, United Frontline Table, People’s Bailout, The Frontline, and, currently, It Takes Roots, the Rising Majority, Green New Deal Network, and La Jornada Continental. She considers herself a grassroots feminist, internationalist, and movement strategist. Cindy is a lesbian of Salvadoran, Colombian, and German descent and lives in Durham, North Carolina.