Gihan Perera

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Gihan Perera "is co-founder and Executive Director of the Miami Workers Center, a dynamic organization working to develop on-the-ground power in South Florida. Perera is also one of the co-founders of the Right to the City—a national alliance of over 50 grassroots organizations, legal service providers, academics and policy groups seeking alternatives to gentrification and urban displacement of poor and working class communities of color. He is a nationally recognized progressive movement leader, organizer, and strategist. He is a frequent public speaker and has been published in both local and national media outlets, addressing everything from the politics of natural disasters to the impacts of free trade on low-income communities of color within the U.S. Perera worked in the labor movement as a lead organizer throughout the South with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and as the recruitment director for the AFL-CIO's Organizing Institute." [1]


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  1. Gihan Perera, momentumconference, accessed August 20, 2009.
  2. Seasons Fund Board, organizational web page, accessed June 15, 2013.