Organizer, Caring Across Generations
Lisa (at) jwj.org
Lisa Adler was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Swarthmore College with a degree in political science, she taught eighth grade social studies in the Bronx through Teach for America. During this time, she received her master’s degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, while also co-founding the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE). In 2004, Lisa moved to Los Angeles to attend the Labor/Community Strategy Center’s National School for Strategic Organizing. In 2005, she was awarded a New Voices Fellowship to continue working with the Strategy Center, where she was a community organizer for six years. During this time, Lisa helped lead several of the center’s civil rights and environmental justice campaigns, including the Bus Riders Union and the Community Rights Campaign. In 2009, she moved to Atlanta and joined the staff of Amnesty International USA as a Southern Regional field organizer where she worked on immigrant rights, death penalty abolition, and maternal health care.