Organizer, Non Violent Direct Action Trainer, and Artful Activism Innovator
Affiliated Organization: Heartland Coalfield Alliance
Areas of Training: Intro to Blockades, Advanced Blockades, Action Scouting, Giant Banner Building and Overpass Bannering, Action Planning, Know Your Rights, NVDA 101, Advanced NVDA, Community Organizing, Become the Media
Jeff Lucas hails from coal country in central Illinois. His introduction to activism came from his grandfather who was a 60 year rank and file member of the Industrial Workers of the World. His current focus is organizing and movement building with frontline communities in the Illinois Coal Basin, Chicago, and St. Louis. Residing in Chicago for 8 years Jeff has worked with Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Rainforest Action Network, Action Now, Forest Ethics, United Steel Workers, Heartland Coalfield Alliance, The Alliance for Appalachia, United Food and Commercial Workers, Chicago Housing Initiative, Anarchist Black Cross, Rising Tide, Service Employees International Union, Chicago Youth Climate Coalition, Agit-Pop, Food Not Bombs, and more, and trained Students for a Free Tibet. Jeff is able to travel anywhere in North America with enough notice.