Human Rights Advocate and Creative Activista
location_on United States
Member since 4 years
Rae Abileah dedicated the past decade of her life to peace and justice organizing in the US, with a focus on women's rights as integral to peace-building, through her role as co-director ofCODEPINK Women for Peace and by volunteering with various US and international organizations. Rae helped organize creative demonstrations and flash mobs to end violence on women and girls as part of the One Billion Rising campaign in 2012. She is a contributing author to Sisters Singing: Incantations, Blessings, Chants, Prayers, Art and Sacred Stories by Women; 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military; Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Stories of Jewish Peace Activists; and the new release Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution. Her articles have been published on various online and print news outlets such as Mondoweiss, AlterNet, Common Dreams, and Tikkun.
Rae graduated from a women's college, Barnard College at Columbia University, with a dual degree in Environmental Science and Human Rights. Her activism has led her to participate in UN negotiations on climate change, facilitate workshops on domestic violence prevention in high schools, speak out to expose the costs of US war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, cross borders and cross-pollinate ideas. She compliments her activism with creative writing, cooking brunch, surfing (still working on being truly agile with this sport) and photography.