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Cindy Wiesner    

National Coordinator of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance & Co-Founder the Climate Justice Alliance

Cindy Wiesner is the national coordinator of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and has worked for social justice for 25 years. She co-founded the Climate Justice Alliance, and played a leadership role in the Peoples Climate Movement that organized massive mobilizations in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and is an adviser to Groundswell’s new Liberation Fund. Cindy started organizing with HERE Local 2850 in Oakland, became director of organizing for People Organizing to Win Employment Rights in San Francisco, then organized with generation FIVE and Mujeres Unidas y Activas. She worked as Leadership Development Director of the Miami Workers Center and represented them on the U.S. Social Forum National Planning Committee. She’s been active in many movement-building initiatives, including World March of Women, Social Movement Assemblies, International Council of the World Social Forum, Fight Against the FTAA, UNITY, Building Equity and Alignment Initiative and, currently, It Takes Roots and the Majority. She trains organizers in a transformative, radical organizing model and builds counter-hegemonic campaigns that not only fight oppression, but put into practice what needs to be manifested. She is a lesbian of Salvadoran, Colombian and German descent and a grassroots feminist, internationalist, and movement strategist.

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