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Team Members

Get to know our team of passionate activists from around the globe. Join us in building a better future for all, together we can create change.

Christine Ahn
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. In 2015, she led 30 international women peacemakers across the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) from North Korea to South Korea. They walked with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the DMZ...
Colleen Moore
She is Advocacy Director at Women Cross DMZ, the leading feminist voice in the movement to bring lasting peace to the Korean Peninsula. She is a policy, advocacy, and campaign strategy professional with experience in leading advocacy campaigns on progressive foreign policy and national security issues, focused on forging a just world free of militarism. Prior to Women Cross DMZ,...
Diana Duarte
She is the Director of Policy and Strategic Engagement at MADRE, leading the organization's work to advance a more feminist, care-based and just US foreign policy. She directs the Feminist Policy Jumpstart program, which uses advocacy and public education to shape progressive US policymaking spaces with the perspectives and analysis of global grassroots feminist partners and with a particular focus...
Kate Alexander
(she/her) is the Policy and Campaigns Officer at MADRE where she supports MADRE's advocacy work to develop U.S. foreign policies that advance the rights of women, LGBTIQ persons, and marginalized groups. Her work at MADRE focuses on feminist peace and climate justice as part of the Feminist Policy Jumpstart initiative, partnering with grassroots women worldwide to bring their perspectives and...
Kitzia Esteva
(they/theirs) is originally from Mexico. Their family migrated to the U.S. due to environmental racism in their home town that devastated their nephews’ health. They come from a movement family that has supported movement building both in Mexico and in the California Bay Area. They have been involved in the immigrant rights and anti-criminalization movements for the last decade. And...
Ramón Mejía
He is from Dallas, Texas. At the age of 18, to support his family, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and in 2003 participated in the initial invasion of Iraq. This experience led to self-reflection, converting to Islam, and becoming an outspoken advocate and organizer against U.S. wars and the growing militarization of our communities. Over the last 12 years,...
Strategic Advisors
Linda Burnham
She is an activist and writer who has focused on women’s rights and racial justice since the 1960s. She is a co-editor of, and a contributor to, Power Concedes Nothing: How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections. Burnham served as National Research Director and Senior Advisor at the National Domestic Workers Alliance for nearly a decade. She co-authored Home Economics: The Invisible...
Noura Erakat
She is a human rights attorney, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and the Program of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She recently completed a non-resident fellowship of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School. Noura is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019), which received the Palestine...
Janene Yazzie
She is the sustainable Development Program Coordinator for International Indian Treaty Council and the council’s representative as co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group of the U.N. High-level Political Forum on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. She is also co-founder Sixth World Solutions LLP, Navajo Nation Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association. She is a community organizer and human rights...
Dr. Nadine Naber
She is a scholar-activist. She is co-founder of organizations and programs such as: Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity; the Arab Women's Solidarity Association; Arab Movement of Women arising for Justice; the Arab American Cultural Center (UIC); and Arab and Muslim American Studies at UM, Ann Arbor. She is founder of Liberate Your Research Workshops. She has been a...
Mizue Aizeki
She is Executive Director and founder of the Surveillance Resistance Lab. For nearly twenty years, Mizue has focused on ending the injustices—including criminalization, imprisonment, and exile—at the intersections of the criminal and migration control systems. Prior to launching the Lab, Mizue was a Senior Advisor at the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and the founder and Project Director of the Surveillance,...