Collective Justice

Metasabia Rigby | Facilitator

Metasabia was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Her journey, like many, is full of broken pieces, love, and transformation.  She traversed oceans, lands, and seas, to reach Seattle. Metasabia has a deep affinity for and experience in peacebuilding and has collaborated with people in Afghanistan, Rwanda, France, and many parts of the U.S. to support healing and transformation in the aftermath of war, migration, and violence.  Metasabia is drawn to this work because she believes in collective liberation, deepening and building relationships, skills, capacity, creativity, and joy, alongside communities most impacted by harm, violence, and imprisonment. She does this work in remembrance of Selamawit Moges, mother and ancestor.

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Core Team

Briana Herman-Brand

Facilitator

Briana Herman-Brand has been working with youth and adults for 20 years at the intersections of interpersonal healing and community-based social change...

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Calvin Burnap

Facilitator

Calvin Burnap is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state and works as a psychotherapist seeing individuals, couples, and families in private practice...

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Danny Waxwing

Facilitator

Danny Waxwing comes to Collective Justice having been immersed in prison-based advocacy projects and prisoner support work for the past ten years...

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Devitta Briscoe

Facilitator

Devitta builds communities of healing and support for people most affected by violence and elevates those voices in policy discussions for community safety...

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Florence Sum

facilitator

Florence or Flo (they/she) is a queer Chinese American born and raised in Seattle, occupied ancestral lands of the Duwamish, Coast Salish people. Their background...

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Karissa Masciel

Facilitator

Karissa is a queer Latina living on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish people. A recent graduate of UW’s Masters in Social Work, Karissa is starting to...

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Kathei McCoy

Facilitator

Kathei, affectionately known as Coach Kathei, is an ordained minister, Certified Life Coach, Author and Spiritual Advisor with a passionate mission to empower women...

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Priya Nair

Facilitator

Priya Nair immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost nineteen years old. Her world and work are shaped by this experience, and she imagines a future where all people...

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Metasabia Rigby

Facilitator

Metasabia was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Her journey, like many, is full of broken pieces, love, and transformation.  She traversed oceans, lands, and seas, to reach Seattle....

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Priya Rai

Facilitator

Priya Rai is a queer, mixed race, chronically ill prison abolitionist who is dreaming wildly and fighting to win. She comes to this work as a survivor of many forms of...

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Stacy Torres

Facilitator

Stacy Torres is a politicized healer, cultural strategist, consultant, and a somatic practitioner. As a cis-queer femme Xican@ with a physical disability, she has spent...

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Teddy McGlynn-Wright

Healing Justice Coach

Teddy McGlynn-Wright currently directs the Trauma Informed Schools Train the Trainer project in New Orleans. he is also a Belonging-Based Facilitator, politicized...

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Core Staff

Cassandra Butler

Development and Wellness Coordinator

Cassandra believes in the humanity of people and is committed to working towards collective healing that starts with our youth. She comes to this work as a loved....

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Dashni Amin

HEAL2Action Coordinator

Dashni is the Program Coordinator for CJ’s HEAL2Action Organizing Academy for Survivors, which resources leaders who’ve survived violence...

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Devon Adams

Fundraising Coordinator

Devon is the Fundraising and Development Coordinator at Collective Justice. He spent fifteen years in prison contributing to the wellness...

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Guadalupe Vidaurri

HEAL Program Coordinator

Guadalupe’s work is characterized by a profound love for people and commitment to nurturing individual and collective power. She comes to this work...

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Martina Kartman

Capacity Building & Advocacy Coordinator

Martina is committed to the dignity, power, and agency of communities most impacted by interpersonal and state violence. Her work is shaped by her own experiences...

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Matt Murphy

Dialogue & Accountability Process Coordinator

Matthew is the Dialogue & Accountability Processes Coordinator. He is a formerly incarcerated HEAL facilitator who draws on his personal experience...

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Satory Adams

Communications Coordinator

Satory is the Communications Coordinator at Collective Justice. Satory comes to this work as someone who has lived through the impacts of mass imprisonment...

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