Rebecca Smith, President
Dana Johnson, Secretary
Mookie is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Bonfire Collective, an organization that uses the universality of agriculture to address international issues of social and environmental injustice and colonial inequality. As an organic farmer for the last twenty years, Mookie specialized in training the next generation of farmers and co-authored the Agricultural Reclamation Act which fought for family scale farms against the incursion of industrial agriculture. He was the President of Big Wildlife and led a campaign for cougar conservation in the State of Oregon. Mookie has organized behind the scenes and worked on the front lines throughout the Americas in the struggle against police brutality, economic imperialism, and the privatization of our natural resources. He can be found anywhere between his farm in the Little Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon and South Central Bolivia.
Sarah is an attorney based out of Washington State. She is committed to efforts which end state-sanctioned violence. Sarah represents low income people accused of crimes at the Snohomish County Public Defender Association. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she served as a fellow for the Food Resiliency Project at the Environmental and Natural Resources Center, a law clerk for at the Josephine County Public Defender’s Office, a student co-director for the National Lawyers Guild chapter, and a law clerk for the CLDC.
The oldest child of Mexican immigrants, Cindy was exposed to the importance of civil rights, equality and education early on. She has worked with several locally based education, art and health-based nonprofits, and has additional experience working with community resource centers and harm reduction programs. She has 15 years of professional and personal experience working with people with disabilities including advocacy, vocational rehabilitation and inclusive education. She has worked for the CLDC in different capacities, ranging from office intern to undergrad law clerk. Currently she works at a public health center as a bilingual population health coordinator and health educator. She is pursuing a master’s degree in public health, with a focus in epidemiology.
Kiran Oommen is a Malayali-American community organizer, gardener, and musician based in Seattle, WA. They first connected with the CLDC at the first Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp as a teenager, going on from there to get involved in the radical environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest. The last couple years They have helped organize the camp, and interned at the CLDC in the summer of 2017. Kiran is a plaintiff on the Juliana vs. USA federal climate change lawsuit, and associates with a variety of other direct action groups in the Pacific Northwest. They do vocals for the ecofeminist powerviolence band Pickax, and was the primary songwriter/vocalist/mandolinist for the anarcho-folk punk group Geophagia. Kiran is a part of a collectively run DIY space in Seattle where they book punk shows and radical events.