Director of Policy and Strategy | Race Forward
Leah Obias has worked as a community organizer, educator, and advocate. They have a deep background in community organizing, as well as experience working in local government, and 12 years of experience developing grassroots organizations of immigrant, working-class youth and domestic workers in New York City. Leah Obias is a queer, Filipinx community organizer and activist. As the Director of Policy and Strategy, they bring to Race Forward over 15 years of organizing, policy, and movement building experience in youth, immigrant, and low-wage worker spaces.
Presentations from Facing Race 2020
Energy Justice is Racial Justice
This session will examine community organizing and advocacy strategies in Atlanta and Seattle to defend the right to energy in the face of utility shutoffs during wildfires and the pandemic, and advance a renewable energy future in the long term. Atlanta and Seattle are two of the cities taking part in the national effort called 100% Equitable and Renewable Cities Initiative that puts community-based organizations at the center of policy planning for renewable energy to confront the climate crisis.Speakers: Leah Obias, Chandra Farley, Yolanda Matthews