I build worker power by building relationships with community members and organizations. Through these relationships I hope to help uncover how other’s self interest is deeply connected to the interest of workers and the working class, and finding ways to transform each other by engaging in struggle together. I’m also motivated by the incredible transformations that people undergo when a part of movement struggles; if we can change ourselves we can change the world and build multi racial working class institutions of power that can confront capitalism. I envision a world where values of liberation and dignity of all human beings is upheld in the home, labor, and the entire community including the earth and our eco-sphere itself. I also envision true and direct democracy, where every individual has agency in decision making about meeting community needs and how we labor together to meet those needs. Outside of CTUL I’m an avid reader, enjoying speculative fiction, Minnesota history, and liberation theology. Besides reading, I enjoy cooking and hosting dinners with my close friends, backpacking around northern Minnesota, and finding new art shows and exhibits around the cities.