Rae Abileah is a social change strategist, writer, educator, and advocate for collective liberation and economic justice. As the co-director and national organizer of CODEPINK Women for Peace for nearly a decade, she ignited campaigns to counter wars and militarism, and amplify peace-building alternatives. She has led delegations to Palestine, coordinated BDS campaigns, and published articles and poetry toward disrupting structures of inequality and making freedom contagious. She’s a contributing author to Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, Beyond Tribal Loyalties, 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military, and Corporate Complicity in Israeli Occupation. She received a dual degree in Environmental Science and Human Rights from Barnard College at Columbia University. She is an American Jew of Israeli descent and is an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess.
Location: Denver, CO and Bay Area, CA
Areas of Expertise: Grassroots organizing; creative actions; campaign strategy; BDS (consumer boycotts, institutional divestment): Jewish narrative and activism; environmental injustice and climate change; media and digital tools; intersectional work