Sunyoung Yang is the Special Projects Coordinator, a newly formed position to support GGJ’s overall membership and program development initiatives. 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 has represented BRU and GGJ in various international movement delegations. She took a 5 year sabbatical farming in Hawaii learning about food sovereignty as it relates to the struggle for Hawaiian sovereignty against US military occupation and Monsanto takeover/poisoning of land and water resources. She participated in the UCSC Center for Agro-ecology and Sustainable Community Systems’s horticulture apprenticeship and worked as a food justice organizer in her home base of Trenton, NJ.
She currently lives with her intergenerational family in Trenton, NJ and is enjoying being a new mom to a rompousy bundle of joy.