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Lisa Fithian

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Lisa Fithian is an American political activist and protest organizer. She began her work in the mid-1970s as a member of student government in her high school and at Skidmore College. She was a member and coordinator of the Washington Peace Center for seven years ,during the 1980s,where she organized events and demonstrations on a range of issues, both locally and nationally, and helped lead an extensive anti-racism process that transformed the Peace Center into a multicultural organization. In the early 1990s Lisa joined the labor movement, bringing her experience to the Justice for Janitors campaigns in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Los Angeles, and to nursing home workers in San Francisco and Detroit. Lisa has continued her work for social, economic, and environmental justice, providing training and organizing support to many of the global justice mobilizations around the world. After Hurricane Katrina, Lisa organized relief efforts with the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans.

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