Community Organizing Trainer and more
Affiliated Organization: Rising Tide North America
Areas of Training: Consensus Decision-Making, Facilitation, Strategic Campaigning, Community Organizing 101, Direct Action, Horizontal Organizing and Equalizing Airtime, Climate Justice 101, Abolishing Private Prisons
Abigail has been engaged in movement building and social change work for the last 15 years. She has organized with campaigns on environmental justice, climate change, Indigenous rights, Latin American solidarity, Immigrant rights, racial justice and the protection of land and ecosystems. She has worked in a variety of communities both urban and rural, and has a depth of experience in community organizing, coalition building and strategic campaigning. Some of her past work has included organizing to abolish mountain top removal coal mining in Appalachia, campaigns against new and existing coal plants in western North Carolina and the south side of Chicago, supporting Dine families resisting relocation on Black Mesa in Arizona, community organizing to stop water privatization in Chicago, developing a prison divestment campaign targeting Wells Fargo bank, and various projects and campaigns for climate justice with Rising Tide North America.
Abigail believes strongly that how we organize together day to day is just as important as our end goal, our vision for the world we want to live in. Fostering a strong group process that is strategic, efficient, and also makes space for people to bring their whole selves contributes to the building of effective organizations that can make real change in the world. With this in mind, Abigail takes a holistic view of movement building and works to cultivate group processes that are supportive, empowering, deepening of the work and which build community power.
Other currents that run throughout her work include strategic planning, direct action, an emphasis on anti-oppression, reconnection to the natural world, and doing the personal and group work that enables us to work well together. She offers trainings, workshops and consulting to organizations working to create a more just, equitable and sustainable world.