Introducing our New Executive Director

The Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Karissa Lewis has been named Executive Director.  Karissa helped found the Bay Area chapter of the National Taxi Workers Union and has played a key role in establishing and anchoring black movement organizations in the Bay Area.  As a graduate […]

CTWO Executive Director featured in Organizing Institute’s Video

“Come organize with us. You’ll get friends, you’ll get family, and you will live to be 100. Guaranteed.” – Faron McLurkin, Executive Director, Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) Check out this video documenting workers organizing for higher wages and better working conditions across the country. The video was shown at the first annual National Organizers Workshop […]

New chapter on immigration activism by our research director

Check out CTWO’s research director Dr. Karey Leung’s chapter on New Jersey immigration policies and activism in the newly published Contemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia. The chapter highlights recent legislation and activism over immigration policies at the local and state level as well as the historical linkages to immigrant worker activism in New Jersey. […]

SFTWA Shut Down San Francisco International Airport in Protest

CTWO provided organizational support to the San Francisco Taxi Workers’ Alliance (SFTWA) in coordinating a direct action to shut down San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to protest unfair advantage given to private car service companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar which can bypass airport gate fees to pick up and drop off passengers curbside. Hundreds […]

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Specialized Organizing Training Sessions If you are engaged in community organizing, and you need to train your staff, members, or leaders in the nuts and bolts of community organizing — from recruitment to grassroots fundraising — CTWO can create training sessions customized around your organization’s specific needs and issues. Campaign Consultation Services CTWO works with […]


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