Christine Cordero is an organizer, trainer, and public speaker. She has over 15 years of experience in social justice sectors including environmental health and justice, youth organizing, and labor. Currently, she is Acting Executive Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy, offering training and strategic support to social justice organizations and networks to use the power of narrative to change the story on the issues that matter most.
Ferguson report back HangOut
Resistance in Ferguson, led primarily by young Black people, has continued for more than two months, with direct action, organizing, base-building and other forms of resistance. To date, hundreds have been arrested seeking justice—organizers want to make sure there is not only not one more Mike Brown, but also not one more Darren Wilson.
LeftRoots sent a delegation to St. Louis to lend our support to the leaders from organizations like Millennial Activists United, Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment. We know that to turn this from a moment into a movement, we will need to connect our seemingly isolated fights around gentrification, workers rights, police violence, education justice and more into a strong, resilient and connected movement that can transform our communities, our country and our world.
Christine Cordero March 7, 2015 ·
Happy New Year! From the SF parade. Thanks for the wall, Saks 5th. ;) #BlackLivesMatter #LNYsolidarity #Asians4BlackLives — with Amy Vanderwarker, Feng Kung, Brianna Gibson, Alicia Garza, Megan Swoboda, Amanda Ream, Robbie Clark, Celestial Fa-son, Malkia Cyril, Terry Marshall, Larry Fellows III, Ellen Choy and Nene Igietseme.
- Bernice Julie Shaw, Operations Director
- Christine Cordero, Acting Executive Director
- Felicia Perez, Trainer & Creative Projects Lead
- Megan Swoboda, Special Projects Lead
- Patrick Reinsborough, Executive Director
- Shana McDavis-Conway, Interim Program Director
DUMP TRUMP, DEFEAT RACISM AND MISOGYNY, BUILD THE LEFT was an open letter to the left from 47 grassroots organizers. October 17, 2016.
- A lot of us see something really clearly, but few of us—radical and revolutionary organizers—are willing to say it out loud.
- So we’re going to say it. Defeating Trump in the presidential election is a top priority for the left. And at a minimum, that means mobilizing voters for Hillary Clinton in swing states even if you vote for another candidate in a safe state. We’ve got to beat Trump and Trumpism while building movements that will fight, resist and disrupt a Clinton administration that will be militaristic and pro-corporate...
- As we mentioned at the beginning, defeating Trump is not enough. We need movements strong enough to fight a Clinton administration on several fronts—whether Israel/Palestine, free trade agreements, climate change, a $15 minimum wage, or the prison-industrial complex. And neutralizing the appeal of the far right means we need to both strengthen our movements for racial justice and win over white workers to a progressive class politics as an alternative to Trump’s racist economic nationalism. Finally, we need to build a left that can help anchor a visionary alternative to corporate Democrats. It won’t be easy, but we’ve come this far. Let’s defend what we’ve got in this election, and keep our eye on collective liberation.
Signatories included Christine Cordero, LeftRoots.
Christine Cordero October 11, 2014 ·
Packed room with Organization for Black Struggle. Black liberation is intimately intertwined with our collective struggle. So much goodness on intersectionality, recognition of indigenous ppls and being on this land, and building from ppls resilience and love. — with Steve Williams, Jamala Rogers, Terry Marshall, Laila Williams and Lu Lin.
Youth Convergence of the People's Climate March
Christine Cordero September 20, 2014 ·
Nene Igietseme of @ Center for Story-based Strategy rocking the Storytellers Training at the Youth Convergence of the People's Climate March. #OurPower #PeoplesClimate — with Tina Johnson, Hannah Jones, Lauren Wood and Joe Solomon.
People's Climate March
Christine Cordero September 19, 2014 ·
NYC. I'm in here. So many rockstars. @OurPower contingent alone is about 4,000 folks, 50 buses from all over. Frontlines of Crisis, Forefront of Change.
Frontlines are actually out front becuse it takes roots to weather the storm... #PeoplesClimate #OurPower — with Rachel LaForest, Michael Leon Guerrero, Janet Redman, Ananda Lee Tan, Sara Mersha, Yuki Kidokoro, Sharon Lungo, Shaun Grogan-Brown, Cindy Wiesner, Helena Wong, Marjorie Childress, Samantha Corbin, Joshua Kahn Russell and Nene Igietseme.
Global Power Shift Training crew
Joshua Kahn Russell July 30, 2013 ·
Some of the Global Power Shift Training crew the day before kickoff! — with Koreti Mavaega Tiumalu, Juan Carlos Soriano, June Rubis, Cesar Maxit, Ayesha D'Souza, Zeph Repollo, Heather Box, Andrea Parra, Hong Hoang, Jess Rimington, Payal Parekh, Kevin Smith, Lushendrie Naidu, Anna Goldstein, Anna Collins Nham, Yuliya Makliuk, Julian Mocine-Mcqueen, Juliana Russar, Deirdre Cybele Smith, Will Bates, Bhavik Lathia, Landry Ninteretse, Nicolo Wojewoda, Lucy Manne, Nanjira Ni Mimi, Daniel Hunter, Katie Ellis, Felix Chali Chalikulima, Ana Cecilia Perez, Fenton Lutunatabua, Navina Moon, Christine Cordero, Mychal Estrada, Hannah Flowernose, Ram Chandra Paudel, Emma Youfrau, Denys Tsutsayev, Denis Burke, Eduardo Santaela, Cady Voge, Sean Yap Sei-Been Devlin, Chaitanya Kumar.k, Sharon Lungo, May Boeve, Dharmesh Shah, Yesim Yalman, Mikaele Maiava and Aaron Packard at Kilios, Turkey.