Green Festival Speakers

Gopal Dayaneni



Gopal Dayaneni has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice through organizing and campaigning, teaching, writing, speaking and direct action since the late 1980's. He is a member of the staff collective of the Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project, which works to bring a strategic understanding of ecological crisis and transition to racial and economic justice organizers. Gopal is an active trainer and organizer with the Ruckus Society, on the Board of smartMeme Strategy and Training Project, and on the Advisory Board of the International Accountability Project. Gopal works at the intersections of war, corporate globalization, global ecology, environmental justice and democracy. He has been active in many People Powered direct action movements, including Direct Action to Stop the War, Mobilization for Climate Justice, Take Back the Land and Occupy. Most importantly, Gopal is the father of Ila Sophia