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 Union (BRU) based in Los Angeles, as the lead organizer for their transit justice and climate justice campaigns. She took a five-year sabbatical farming in Hawaii, learning about food sovereignty as it relates to the struggle for Hawaiian sovereignty against U.S. military occupation and Monsanto takeover/poisoning of the people’s land and water resources. They participated in the UCSC Center for Agro-ecology and Sustainable Community Systems’s horticulture apprenticeship and worked as a food justice organizer. They are also part of a collective of Korean diaspora activists bridging Korean social movements and US Korean diaspora to connect around reunification, peace, and justice. They enjoy sharing a hearty homecooked meal and making treats from her herb garden. She currently lives with her intergenerational family in central New Jersey.