Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, strategist, writer, and Buddhist. He works with databases & people, narratives & community, direct action & long-haul power building.
He's been in a country-punk band, taught meditation, designed and led mass civil disobedience, and once upon a time even led a team to the National Poetry Slam. He’s also been lucky enough to have worked with movements & leaders in labor, democracy reform, migrant justice, climate justice, and elsewhere.
He lives at the Love + Solidarity Collective, works at the Institute for Policy Studies, and volunteers with organizations in the Momentum Community and the Metro DC branch of the Democratic Socialists of America. He also happily runs creative experiments in relational culture building with the Relational Uprising community of practice.
He fights with and without boxing gloves on.