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Sara Nelson

Sara Nelson 146sqExecutive Director

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Sara Nelson served as the Chair of the Labor Committee of the National Organization for Women. There she spearheaded a national coalition demanding an investigation into the death of union activist and nuclear power plant worker Karen Silkwood. The effort led to a landmark lawsuit and judgement on behalf of Silkwood's family. She was a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Christic Institute and in 1999 served as Executive Director of former-Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev's State of the World Forum. Through the Romero Institute, she has helped weave together varied projects that fulfill the organizationís dual missions of opposing structural injustice and supporting positive, alternative ways of resolving our world's challenges. Sara serves as Vice President and Executive Director of the Romero Institute.