Join us Thursday, October 20th at 5pm PT/8pm ET
This fall, Rainforest Action Network will once again gather virtually to celebrate our achievements and raise critical funds to support our work defending forests, protecting the climate, and upholding human rights.
There is no better time for us to come together to leverage our power and take action. Our ability to protect our planet is being attacked by corporate interests and our fundamental rights are being stripped away in the name of an extremist minority.
That’s why this year’s theme is Challenge Corporate Power. Because it is more urgent than ever that we collectively fight for a just and sustainable future. This virtual event will take us to the frontlines to give us an inside look at the Action in Rainforest Action Network. Join us to send a message in real time to those in power who are choosing profit over people and planet.
Ginger Cassady, Executive Director
Ginger Cassady is the Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network. She has over 20 years of experience securing transformational change with some of the world’s largest corporations and financiers through global campaigns and litigation to protect the environment and uphold human rights. She has spent her career working at the intersection of ecological and social justice issues, with a strong track record of combining strategic thinking and grassroots organizing with effective organizational management and fundraising to achieve high impact results.
Daniel Carrillo, Forest Campaign Director
Daniel comes to RAN with over 15 years of experience organizing and campaigning in the social justice movement. They won corporate campaigns and successfully negotiated contracts at SEIU, AFSCME, and CWA in the US and with independent unions in Mexico. Daniel co-founded the Prison Divestment Campaign which successfully pressured union pensions, universities, and cities to divest over $6 billion from the prison industry. Daniel also co-founded Stop LAPD Spying, the New York Worker Center Federation, and Freedom Cities.
Sarmishta Govindhan, NYC Organizer
Sarmishta’s work focuses on action planning and base building in New York City for both the Climate and Tropical Forest programs. Sarmishta came to RAN as a student and alumni organizer for United Students Against Sweatshops, a bilingual rapid-response volunteer with Immigrant Families Together, and then as the New York City Youth Climate Strikes Communications organizer with 350.org during the 2019 Global Climate Strikes.
Fitri Arianti, Senior Forest Campaigner
Fitri is a Jakarta native and partially grew up in California. She works with RAN’s network of grassroots partners in Indonesia to profile the social impacts of the palm oil industry, build joint strategies and hold corporate offenders accountable. Fitri naturally plays the role of an ad-hoc cultural translator and has a background in Development Studies.
Ethan Nuss, Senior Organizing Strategist
Ethan brings over 15 years of experience in climate and environmental justice organizing. He helped build the youth climate movement as the Field Director of Energy Action Coalition, worked in Texas with the Tar Sands Blockade direct action campaign, and with frontline communities on Houston’s East End with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS).
2022 Event Sponsors (as of Oct 11th, 2022):
Cynthia Beard & Gary Roland
Peter & Mimi Buckley
Bob Epstein & Amy Roth
Dennis Fisco & Pam Polite Fisco
Jim & Suzanne Gollin
Wendy vanden Heuvel
Nick & Sloane Morgan
Panta Rhea Foundation
Scott & Patty Price
RBC Wealth Management
Richard & Nancy Robbins
Holly Roberson & John Goldstein
David Rosenstein & Tori Nourafchan
Michael Ubell & Paula Hawthorne
Jody Zaitlin & Mark Nienberg
Eos de Feminis
Christopher J. Herrera
Leila Salazar Lopez