Camille Landry is a community organizer, human rights activist, writer and analyst who is deeply engaged in the struggle for black liberation and justice for all people. She organizes, speaks, teaches and writes powerfully about ending racism and other oppression, creating sustainable and just systems and societies, community empowerment, and local as well as global issues.
Camille is outreach coordinator for the Lucy Parsons Popular Human Rights School. “We cannot effect real societal change without information, study, solid principles and good organizational strategies,” she says. “The Human Rights School seeks to make those things happen.”
She also writes nonfiction, SF, poetry and, if the theory of a million monkeys with typewriters eventually producing Shakespearean sonnets is true, will eventually publish the Great American Novel. Ms. Landry’s book, “Neglected Oklahoma,” in collaboration with Oklahoma Policy Institute, illustrates the effects of flawed public policies on the lives of Oklahoma’s citizens.
Elane Spivak-Rodriguez is National Co-Coordinator and Fiscal Sponsorship Coordinator of the Alliance for Global Justice. Elane has led AfGJ human rights accompaniment and election monitoring delegations to Honduras and a delegation to Nicaragua to witness gains of the Sandinista revolution. Elane also helps coordinate AfGJ’s Venezuela solidarity work including with the Campaign to End US and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela, the Venezuela Strategy Group, and helping to host a monthly Venezuela & ALBA webinar series.
Elane works with AfGJ’s 130 fiscally sponsored projects whose work falls in the area of immigrant rights/border justice, anti-militarization/anti-war, environmental justice, economic justice, international solidarity, police accountability/Prison Industrial Complex, indigenous rights, gender and LGBTQI rights, and racial justice. Elane believes fiscal sponsorship is an important movement building tool and works to make it available to justice and liberation movements everywhere.
Eduardo Garcia is an activist and photojournalist born in Mexico City. His work has been focused primarily on the struggles of indigenous peoples in Mexico, Central American migration, forced disappearance and social movements in Latin America. His work as a researcher and photographer has gotten him involved with the Undocumented Migrant Project of the University of Michigan. Eduardo is also co-founder of the Michigan Solidarity Network with Mexico and co-founder of the Militarization in the Americas Research Collective. He studied Political Science at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla, with special interest in political philosophy and Latin American Studies. Eduardo is a former SOA Watch member, where he collaborated as the Media and Communications coordinator, research consultant and organizer. Today he coordinates AFGJ’s Prison Imperialism Project and supports the solidarity work in Honduras.
James Patrick Jordan has lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1983. He began volunteering with AFGJ in 2004, helping develop the Respect for Democracy Campaign and Worker to Worker Solidarity Committee. He joined the staff in 2007, co-coordinating the Venezuela Solidarity Network. James also co-founded out Prison Imperialism and Eco-Solidarity projects. Since 2008, he has facilitated or co-facilitated our Colombia and international labor solidarity programs, and is currently also co-coordinating AFGJ’s Anti-war committee, and developing an anthology of Prison Imperialism writings. His primary development as an activist before coming to AFGJ was in eco-defense, anti-nuclear, anti-war, and labor struggles in and around Southern Arizona. Before coming to AFGJ, his main work experience was being a landscaper and low-pay human service worker. There’s nothing he enjoys more than the smell of fresh dug soil.
Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman is a program coordinator, researcher and writer for AFGJ. Natalia was born in Gdańsk, Poland and raised in Chicago, where she first got involved in independent leftist political organizing and artistic activism. Since then, her work has broadened to include social science research, student-worker solidarity, anti-war activism, political and popular education, grassroots feminist organizing, multimedia journalism and community-to-community exchanges. She co-founded the Lucy Parsons Popular Human Rights School, currently co-coordinates AFGJ’s Eco-Solidarity, Respect for Democracy and Anti-War programs and is involved in several campaigns and initiatives opposing sanctions, militarism and foreign interference in sovereign affairs.
Maya Hernández works part time with the Fiscal Sponsorship team at AFGJ. Maya has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College. She believes in an intersectional and inclusive movement for justice and liberation.
Evelyn Medina is part of the finance team. She works closely with a dedicated group of staff members who contribute on the day-to-day record-keeping and reporting. Some of Evelyn’s other areas of focus involve bookkeeping and payroll.
William Camacaro, Venezuelan-American, He is National Co-Coordinator. He was a co-founder of the Bolivarian Circle of New York “Alberto Lovera” and Senior Analyst for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA). He holds a Master’s Degree of Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Literature from City University of New York. William has published in the Monthly Review, Counterpunch, COHA, the Afro-America Magazine, Ecology, Orinoco Tribune and other venues. He has organized delegations to Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela. He has been a long-time activist for social justice in the United States, such as organizing protests against police brutality in NYC, for the independence of Puerto Rico, and for the freedom of political prisoners. William has also been a leader in defense of progressive governments and social movements in Latin America.