Maya Bhardwaj

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Maya Bhardwaj - Economic Dignity & Manhattan Organizer Faith in New York.

Maya Bhardwaj comes to Faith in New York with experience over the past 10 years in electoral, issue, community, and faith organizing. Maya began organizing at schools in her hometown of Detroit and as a debate coach at urban schools in Chicago agitating for more resources for students of color and fighting the school-to-prison pipeline. In 2012, she managed organizers and volunteers in 5 counties in South Florida for Obama, and in 2014 she ran a 30-person communities of color team in Minnesota for Senator Al Franken's 2014 re-election campaign. In between US election cycles, she helped launch a national organizing firm in her homeland of India in 2013 and 2014 to fight oppressive gender norms and gendered violence in communities, policing, and the political system, culminating in a massive get-out-the-vote campaign for women-friendly politicians in India's 2014 General Elections. She has also supported farm workers organizing in Argentina and California, student organizing in Paris, and health justice organizing in Cambodia.

Maya Bhardwaj received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies + Political Science and premedical studies from Northwestern University.[1]

It Takes Roots

Ananda Lee Tan August 19, 2018:


My amazing It Takes Roots team, gearing up to confront disaster capitalism, and champion community solutions to protect Mother Earth and all her peoples. Join us for Solidarity 2 Solutions week in San Francisco: Sept 8-14 — with Anamika Jain, Cindy Wiesner, Bineshi Albert, Zol Boo, Angela Adrar, Doria Robinson, Beatrice Camacho, Antonio Diaz, Alvina Wong, Tom BK Goldtooth, Heather Thiry, Kitzia Esteva, Marion Gee, Malcolm Torreoon Chu, Senowa Mize-Fox, Marco van Basten, Kitty Huddleston, Jaron Browne, Laura Navarro, Tere Almaguer, Pam Tau Lee, Chloe Sachine Sumi, Jacqueline Sirenita and Maya Bhardwaj in San Francisco, California.