Senior Strategy Director
Justine Santos (she/her) is a community organizer, facilitator, and narrative strategist, and a hella proud Bay Area’n, committed to the fight for liberation for the last 15+ years. Justine started organizing as a high school youth around various issues: anti-racism, anti-imperialism, environmental, housing and educational justice. Upon recognizing the importance of building power from the grassroots, the impact of organizing on her own development as a teen, and seeing how transformation can happen when those closest to harm/oppression are resourced, have agency and leadership, she never stopped organizing.
She is a Senior Strategy Director at Californians for Justice – a statewide youth powered organization fighting to end racism in public schools so that we can build an education system built by and for all of us. At CFJ, she’s excited that she gets to co-conspire with Black, Indigenous, Brown high school youth and communities of color in Long Beach, Fresno, Oakland and San Jose, and our allies within the education system (policymakers, educators, district & school staff, families & caregivers, labor unions) on what it will take for all of our schools to get free.