Executive Director of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and Grassroots Global Justice Action Fund
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
Cindy Wiesner, a 30-year veteran of the social justice movement in the U.S. and internationally, is the Executive Director of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) and Grassroots Global Justice Action Fund (GGJAF). She got trained as a union organizer with HERE and went on to build independent workers centers in the Bay Area and Miami. She’s been active in many movement building initiatives, including World March of Women, Social Movement Assemblies, International Council of the World Social Forum, U.S. Social Forum, Fight Against the FTAA, UNITY, Building Equity and Alignment Initiative and, currently, It Takes Roots, the Rising Majority, Green New Deal Network and the People’s Bailout. She is currently volunteering with The Frontline. She helped co-found the Climate Justice Alliance and played a leadership role in the Peoples Climate Movement that organized the massive mobilizations in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco in recent years. She is currently an advisor to Groundswell’s Liberation Fund. Cindy is a lesbian of Salvadoran, Colombian and German descent and a grassroots feminist, internationalist, and movement strategist and lives in Durham, North Carolina.