Green Festival Speakers

Galen Peterson



Galen Peterson is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of United Roots. He is a long-time community educator and music producer in Oakland, CA. He is also Co-Founder and Director of the Turf Unity Music Program and a co-founder of Art in Action. Galen produces music and art events in the Bay Area with a coalition of youth and social justice organizations. He has done work with the Men’s Story Project to confront sexism and patriarchy in society, and explore ways to redefine masculinity in our communities. And, he worked with the Y-Step collective doing racial justice organizing in the Bay Area. Galen has over 10 years experience doing direct service with youth, and he has coordinated numerous urban environmental justice and violence prevention programs in the Bay Area community, including being the project manager for Trees 4 Life. For more information about United Roots go to: www.unitedrootsoakland.org