Power to Win Series - 8/17 Speaker Bios
Shukri Abdirhaman, Co-Director - Maine Youth Power
Shukri is a co-director at Maine Youth Power. She was born in Dadaab, Kenya and her family resettled in Lewiston Maine and have been in Maine for about 13 years. She was prompted to become an activist after noticing racism and discrimination at her high school. She grew up as an advocate, a community organizer and a community leader, organizing and leading Maine’s largest Black Lives Matter Protest in 2020. She advocates for environmental and climate justice along with New Mainers and a voice for social justice, art and community in Maine
Jonathan Bix, Executive Director - For the Many
Jonathan is the Executive Director and a co-founder of For the Many. Jonathan has helped grow For the Many into a multi-issue, bilingual organization, and he guides its continued development. He loves strategy, project management, coffee, and mornings.
Mónica Córdova, Executive Director - Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing
Mónica Córdova - (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, a US-based philanthropic intermediary dedicated to building the leadership and capacity of BlPOC youth, working-class young people, young women, and queer and trans youth in transforming social and economic conditions. She honed her vision and practice for nearly a decade as the youth organizer and then Co-Director of the SouthWest Organizing Project, a local grassroots organization in New Mexico where she focused on building power among people from low-income communities of color. Today, Mónica uses her grounded experience to bring philanthropic leaders and youth organizers together to ensure young people have the resources and tools they need to fight for a more just and democratic society. She’s a proud mama, Chicana, and certified professional coach.
Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, Executive Director - Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice
Joy Lehuanani Enomoto is the executive director of Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, a grassroots demilitarization and climate justice organization based in O'ahu. Her ancestral home is Kahaupali, in upcountry Maui, but also has deep ties to Lahaina.