Leah Obias

Director of Policy and Strategy | Race Forward
Pronouns: they/them

Leah Obias (they/them) is a queer, Filipinx community organizer and activist. 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