Nicole Wires

Nicole Wires (she/her) was born on Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Ute land in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and is a mountain creature through and through. The majority of her political awakening happened on Ohlone land, through prison abolition, anti-mass incarceration, and racial justice movement organizing with the movement for Black lives, the Anti-Police Terror Project, DefundOPD, and the Bay Area Solidarity Action Team.

After spending ten years supporting folks returning from San Quentin Prison at Planting Justice, Nicole comes to SELC to facilitate collective self-governance to dismantle the Nonprofit Industrial Complex with the Nonprofit Democracy Network. To this role she brings a passion and curiosity for individual and collective transformation through trauma healing, spiritual fortification, a deep read and grassroots scholarship of our movement histories, and the ongoing exercise of our radical imaginations.

When not organizing she can be found tending her food forest and permaculture garden, getting to know her inner world and our profound interdependence on the meditation cushion, or dancing Cuban salsa at her local taquería. Of Irish descent, her Celtic astrological sign is the vine, known as "a hill of poetry." She is guided daily by the Zapatista provocation: "Entonces, el rebelde, en vez de angustiarse, se busca otros caminos para que otro mundo sea posible."

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  • Mwende Hinojosa
    published this page in Our Team 2024-02-20 06:24:54 -0800

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