Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

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Grassroots Global Justice Alliance is affiliated with Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

History

In 2005 in San Antonio, Texas, a new alliance was born. Once a small core of loosely affiliated organizations committed to building local power in poor, working class communities, GGJ was transformed into a broad national alliance with a founding core of 40 local, regional and national organizations, all united by an irresistible collective vision -- the vision of a world beyond empire, transformed by grassroots struggles working together for international justice, peace and well-being.

Since then, GGJ has worked hard to advance toward this vision. Today we are over 55 member organizations strong, with dozens of key relationships with international social movements. GGJ is a vehicle to build bridges; we have connected more than 500 US-based grassroots organizers with international counterparts in Mexico, South America, Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean through the World Social Forum process. Drawing lessons from the World Social Forum, GGJ helped spearhead the first U.S. Social Forum and played a lead role in organizing the USSF2010 in Detroit.[1]

UNITY

Circa 2015 Michael Guerrero was National Coordinator of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and UNITY, a collaboration between six national grassroots alliances including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Right to the City Alliance, Pushback Network, National Guestworker Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and Jobs with Justice. [2]

Our Power Campaign

GGJ co-anchored the founding of the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), a collaborative of over 35 community-based and movement support organizations that launched the Our Power Campaign: Communities United for a Just Transition in June 2013 to bring together frontline communities to "build the bigger we" for a just transition toward local, living economies.[3]

Coordinating Committee

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Coordinating Committee, as of 2015;[4]

Staff

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance staff as of 2015;[5]

References