Presenter Bios


Rachel LaForest

Founded in 2007, Right to the City is a national alliance of economic, environmental, and racial justice organizations, dedicated to halting the displacement of marginalized groups from urban neighborhoods. Before working there, Rachel LaForest directed the Organizing and Public Policy departments at the Transport Workers Union Local 100, where she mobilized union members to confront City and State government, designed public policy education, and was a lead coordinator of the 2005 New York City transit strike. She was also the first Public Policy Director for Actors Equity and served as Lead Organizer and Co-campaign Director at Jobs with Justice.





Social Activist;
Community Organizer;
Executive Director, Right to the City

Brooklyn, New York, USA