|Katie Barnett has been organizing for social justice for over a decade, supporting struggles for women and girls’ empowerment, racial justice, and immigrant rights. She landed in Philadelphia in the fall of 2013 (by way of suburban Chicago, Olympia, Seattle and New York City) and is eager to mobilize resources for social justice movements in Philly and beyond. She is proud to have supported Seattle’s Somali community while at the International Rescue Committee, OneAmerica, the Undoing Racism Internship Project of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Girls for Gender Equity, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. She credits the Open Society Foundations for helping her get a bird’s-eye view of some of the fiercest criminal justice organizers and advocates, artists, and social change makers across the United States.
Katie believes deeply in the power of transformative organizing and leadership development and also knows that puppets, laughing, and dance parties are what is going to put our movements over the finish line. She holds degrees from the Hunter College School of Social Work and Evergreen State College.