suren (at) fairjobs.org
Suren Moodliar is a coordinator of Massachusetts Global Action, an organization challenging corporate globalization. He worked on the Boston Social Forum and helped found the encuentro 5 "movement-building space" in Boston's Chinatown (see http://www.encuentro5.org). He also oversees the "Color of Water" project that promotes the UN-recognized Human Right to Water.
He has served as executive director of the Organizers' Collaborative and coordinated the 9th and 10th annual Grassroots Use of Technology Conferences (see http://www.GrassrootsTech.org). His prior experiences include co-managing a US-Canadian network of 65 labor and community-based organizations, advocating for an effective international public health treaty by working with grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, participating in several successful labor union organizing drives and immigrant campaigns, and working in the South African national liberation struggle. He completed his undergraduate education in political science & geology at Indiana University and graduate school at UCLA in African area studies and Urban Planning.
Suren has taught courses on Water and Human Rights, Introductory Social Theory (Marx, Weber & Durheim), Race and Postmodern Thought, and Comparative Social Movements. Together with fellow organizers, he has authored several papers on the World Social Forum process, network theory, and the global division of labor.
He also conducts skill-building workshops on New Media and Content Management Systems. He is interested in developing a course of Organizing Tactics and Strategies in the 21st Century.