Ana Orozco joined the GGJ team in June 2017 as the Feminisms and Gender Justice Organizer. Prior to joining the GGJ team, Ana worked in the field of environmental and climate justice both in California and New York City. Ana organized with Communities for a Better Environment against the Chevron expansion project in Richmond, CA. Later, Ana returned to her home in New York City to continue organizing around environmental justice issues with UPROSE in Brooklyn. There Ana worked with community members on a Just Transitions campaign to protect the industrial waterfront of Sunset Park, so that it might serve as a space to produce the necessary infrastructure for New York City to transition to a regenerative energy economy. Ana has a strong commitment to social justice. She brings with her a deep understanding of the need for a Just Transition to challenge systems of oppression. Navigating her way through the world as a woman gives her the perspective necessary to prioritize gender justice in this movement towards a more just society. Ana is a native New Yorker of Guatemalan and Irish decent.
Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ)
Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) is an alliance of 60 US-based grassroots organizing (GRO) groups comprised of working and poor people and communities of color. GGJ brings GRO groups into a long-term process of relationship building, political alignment and transformational leadership development. We weave and bridge together US-based GRO groups and global social movements working for climate justice, gender justice, an end to war, and a just transition to the next economy. GGJ was founded in 2005 by Membership Assembly, Achieved 501c3 status in 2009.