Core Members

 

Pambana Bassett

Jeanette Charles

Julian Arturo

Melissa Cox

Chelsey Dyer

Kris Hannigan-Luther

Justin Jimenez

Evan King

Allison Lira

Liz Hacker

Vanessa Peña

Elise Roberts

Pao Amezquita

Jessica Garcia

Maria Samantha Wherry

Barbara Orozco

Supporters & Advisers

Lee Schlenker

Hani Ali

Steph Alvarez

Emma Banks

Karen Blanchard

John Clark Pegg

Lyn Clark Pegg

Gary Cozette

Moravia de la O

James Dimock

Maggie Ervin

Pilar File-Muriel​

Walker Grooms

Thom Haines

Aleita Hass-Holcombe

Jessica Hayssen

Bette Hoover

Mónica Hurtado

Maria José Méndez Gutiérrez

Connor Klausing

Meghan Krausch

Ricardo Levins Morales

Rachel Mehl

Ryan Morgan

Dixie Olmstead

David Pegg

Kera Peterson

Gail Phares

Tom Power

Niccolo Roditti

Bryan Rogers

Mariah Rosenblum

Diane Stradling

Lisa Taylor

Genesis Torres

Cat Walker

Carol Wallace

John Walsh

Eleonore Wesserle​

Coalition Partners

Justicia y Paz logo
CONPAZ logo
AMDAE logo
Red Feminista Animilitarista logo
MADJ logo
Centro MLK logo
Comité Cerezo logo
CAMPO logo

The Solidarity Collective is an independent organization and does not interfere with the work of our partner organizations. However, we find ourselves constantly inspired by them: their commitment, their vision, and their grassroots movements. Above are some of those partners, both from Latin America and the U.S.

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OUR TEAM

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CUBA PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR

Pambana Gutto Bassett (she/her)

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NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR

Elise Roberts (she/her)

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HONDURAS PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR

Allison Lira (she/her)

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MIDWEST REGIONAL ORGANIZER

Liz Hacker (she/her)

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DIGITAL ORGANIZER

Evan King (he/him)

Pambana Gutto Bassett is an organizer from Harare, Zimbabwe and New York City/Lenape ancestral lands. For the past 5 years she has lived in the Caribbean Basin - Belize, Jamaica and New Orleans/Bulbancha - working on campaigns for anti-colonial reparations/pago de la deuda historica, collective land tenure, and Black and Indigenous sovereignty

Allison Lira joined the International Team in August 2020. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MPhil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Trinity College Dublin. In the past, she’s engaged in peacebuilding and human rights research and advocacy in Northern Ireland and Palestine

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COLOMBIA PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR

Jessica Garcia (she/her)

Liz is passionate about connecting food sovereignty movements across the hemisphere: recognizing the power of land, space, listening and sharing cross-culturally. She has been involved in food justice organizing, bio-intensive growing and farming, and working with the land and people in systems. She has a degree in Spanish and Marketing Management from St. Catherine University along with a M.A. In Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.

Jessica joined the Solidarity Collective in August 2021. Jessica is from northern Argentina and has lived in Colombia for two years. During this time she lived in Barrancabermeja (Colombia), where she provided international accompaniment to rural peasant and feminist movements in Colombia’s northeastern border. Previously, she was an international accompanier to Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley, Palestine. There she learned the importance of international solidarity between peoples. She has a degree in International Relations from the National University of Rosario and has been involved in various civil society organizations in Rosario (Argentina) working on Human Rights, international solidarity and anti-colonial struggles.

Evan is a Mexican American organizer from Chihuahua, Mexico. He has a background in international relations and audiovisual production, social justice, food sovereignty and human rights accompaniment. He moved to Bogota, Colombia 3 years ago where he provided international human rights accompaniment to rural peasant, Indigenous and Black grassroots movements throughout Colombia's Pacific Coast and Southwestern mountains. He holds a degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies from The College of William and Mary and has been involved with grassroots organizations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monrovia, Liberia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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COLOMBIA PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR

Barbara Orozco Diaz (she/her)

Bárbara is a sociologist and humanitarian logistician from Galicia, Spain. She's worked as an international observer and provided protective accompaniment to human rights defenders in the Southwest and Northeast of Colombia for the last two years. Previously, she spent almost two years supporting Middle East asylum seekers to reach asylum routes in Europe, distributing humanitarian aid in refugee camps and urban areas in Greece. She truly believe in social justice and social transformation through a human solidarity. Bárbara joined Solidarity Collective in December 2021.