Holidays of Justice - Pilot Episode
Aimee Castenell joined ColorOfChange in April 2012 and serves as a Senior Campaign Manager. Prior to joining ColorOfChange, Aimee worked for several human rights organizations including the US Human Rights Network, WITNESS, Unicef and Amnesty International USA. She is a human rights activist and writer. Aimee holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Film Studies from Smith College and a Masters in Activism and Social Change from the University of Leeds in the UK.
Jonathan Williams, Jobs with Justice | @jwjnational
Jonathan began his activism organizing with service workers on his college campus to fight for a living wage. Before joining the staff of JWJ, Jonathan spent five years as a national organizer for Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization. He has organized with students and youth across the country on a variety of campaigns, from stopping uranium mining on indigenous land to protecting student privacy from predatory military recruiting. He is a passionate civilian ally to active-duty military members and veterans with whom he has organized for several years. Jonathan is also an avid grassroots trainer in direct action, organizing, and strategic planning.
Andrea Dehlendorf, OUR Walmart | @forrespect
Andrea Dehlendorf lives in Oakland with her six year old son, Enzo. For the last 17 years, Andrea has been a union organizer committed to working with low wage workers and building a progressive labor movement.
Andrea is an Assistant Director for the Making Change at Walmart campaign leading the organizing work for the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart). OUR Walmart is an association of Walmart workers across the country who are coming together to build power and take action to change working conditions at Walmart.
Previously, Andrea was the Executive Vice President and Organizing Director of SEIU United Services Workers West (USWW) an umbrella organization of property services worker local unions in California that have organized and secured and maintained health care and living wages 40,000 janitors, security officers, higher education and airport workers in. For 11 years Andrea led organizing for Justice for Janitors, and Airport Workers United campaigns that brought over 10,000 new workers into the union over the last decade throughout the State. Andrea started her union organizing work with the Hotel and Restaurant Worker’s union (HERE) in Las Vegas, NV organizing hotel workers into the union.
Doyle Canning | @doylecanning
Doyle is a strategist, trainer and organizer with a deep commitment to building 21st century social movements for ecological justice. She came to Center for Story-based Strategy (formerly smartMeme) in 2003 after studying critical pedagogy, working as a grassroots organizer and being banned from Australia for her rabble rousing. As co-director at CSS, Doyle serves social movements as a facilitator, messaging coach and campaign consultant. She is a contributor to Letters from Young Activists (Nation Books, 2005) and has served on the advisory funding panel of the Haymarket People's Fund, an antiracist social change foundation for New England. Doyle practices yoga, sings and celebrates life. She lives in Boston with her family.