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Jon Lockwood, Peace News

Rae Abileah


Rae Abileah is a social change strategist, community organizer, activist, writer, and advocate for human rights, environmental justice, and community wellness. She was the co-director and national organizer of CODEPINK Women for Peace for eight years fighting the good fight against the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She’s an active member of Jewish Voice for Peace and cofounded the youth wing of the organization. Her creative work with the anti-war and environmental justice movements has led her to pop up in Congress speaking truth to politicians on the daily, run an activist house in DC, take the bullhorn at marches, compose innumerable song parodies and flashmobs, share some hearty sound bites with the media, lead delegations to the Middle East, learn a little html, create activist training camps and ruckus raising skill shares, and put her body on the line for justice. She’s a contributing author to Beautiful Trouble, Beyond Tribal Loyalties, 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military, and Corporate Complicity in Israeli Occupation. She is based in San Francisco.


Contributed Modules

Principle: Bring the issue home

Contributed by and
May 28, 2012

Creative activists can make an otherwise abstract, far-away issue relevant by making it personal, visceral and local.