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Leah Jo Carnine

Board member

Leah Jo Carnine (she/her) is a community organizer, and primary care medical provider who moved to her hometown of Eugene after being part of migrant and racial justice organizing in the Southwest. She co-founded and organized with SURJ chapters in Arizona and Albuquerque for almost a decade before joining the National Leadership team in 2020. As a white, class privileged femme, she is deeply committed to SURJ because she believes that white people have a stake in the fight against racism, and we must be organized into powerful multi-racial, cross-class movements for justice to get everyone free. She’s passionate about the intersections of transformative health care and collective liberation, and enjoys making art and spending as much time as possible with her new baby, beloved family, and many tiny dogs.

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