About Profiles in Resistance

Profiles in Resistance is a collection of profiles of people and organizations leading the resistance and working toward a more just world. There is a lot of wisdom out there. I think the people doing the work have insights to share with all of us and hope by lifting up their perspective we can work smarter and harder for justice.

We have a long road ahead. We need to learn from each other. The work of resistance is vital and how we do the work matters.


RuthAlice Anderson has more than twenty years experience in social and economic justice organizations. She began working as a canvasser for Oregon Fair Share and moved on to working in administration and finance at Oregon Fair Share, Basic Rights Oregon and Western States Center. She was a board member of Progressive Action Network, Oregon Campaign for Economic Justice, and USAction. She was active with Oregon Health Action Campaign and chaired the Single Payer Action Reform Committee. She helped found Oregon Action and served as president of Oregon Action for eight years. Oregon Action has merged with the Center for Intercultural Organizing and is now Unite Oregon. She is now retired due to disability.

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