I’m an organizer, mobilization strategist, and Buddhist. I try to do clever stuff with databases in order to take more effective political action with people.
My interests are pretty various. Over the years I’ve been in a country-punk band, organized call center workers, and helped lead a 140-mile march to DC. I’ve convened a regular prisoner letter-writing group, spent years as a talk radio host & producer, and have had a chance to interview some of the most thoughtful organizers of my generation. I’ve taught meditation, designed and led mass civil disobedience on health care reform, and once even led a team to the National Poetry Slam.
In that time I’ve been lucky enough to organize with orgs & leaders in movements for voting rights, migrant justice, worker power and climate justice.
Today I live at the Love + Solidarity Collective (now in my 7th year), and work at the Institute for Policy Studies. I do what I can to occasionally volunteer with the Momentum Community and the Metro DC branch of the Democratic Socialists of America. I also happily run creative experiments in relational culture building with the Relational Uprising community of practice.
In the near future I’m headed to graduate study. I want to look at the emotional life of communities in disaster, and see what they can teach us that might be useful at the end of the world.