Sailing for Social Justice (SSJ) is a community-based project that links sailing and social justice. At its core, this project seeks to transform sail culture by 1) bringing attention to social movements in which sailing plays a central role and 2) connecting sailing basics to ways of navigating systems of oppression in both theory and practice. Other topics of interest include but are not limited to: oceans, maritime law, celestial navigation, and traditional boatbuilding.
I am certified with the American Sailing Association. Additionally, I have completed dinghy and keelboat sailing courses at the UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center and am a graduate of the Carnegie Lake Rowing Association's Learn-to-Row program. I was also a student at The Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding and was fortunate enough to partake in The Cultural Conservancy's Guardians of the Waters program. Most recently, I volunteered at the LifeSail Community Sailing Center in Los Angeles, CA and the Polynesian Voyaging Society in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
-SSJ Workshop, online
-SSJ Workshop, 2018 Allied Media Conference (w/ A. Kuo)