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ABOUT SIMON

Growing up, my family played a lot of board games, which meant I was always learning systems of rules, accomplishing goals, and relating that intimately to my sense of familial connection. In a way, I’m still doing that, co-creating systems that blend rules, relationships, strategies, and purpose. I feel blessed to be able to do so with inspiring people in service of our healing and liberation.

I bring a decade of experience as an alternative economies lawyer, facilitator, and an organizer in a variety of communities. I’ve been an organizer in Oakland, a canvasser in DC, and a school teacher in South Arkansas. I’ve sat in circles at San Quentin Prison and Burning Man. I’ve been in zip-ties and hunting tree stands, and I’ve held hands to sing and to block traffic. Nowadays, I shuttle between Boulder, Oakland, and San Francisco, cross-pollinating between the worlds of grassroots organizing, business, technology, and wealth.

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ABOUT SIMON

Growing up, my family played a lot of board games, which meant I was always learning systems of rules, accomplishing goals, and relating that intimately to my sense of familial connection. In a way, I’m still doing that, co-creating systems that blend rules, relationships, strategies, and purpose. I feel blessed to be able to do so with inspiring people in service of our healing and liberation.

I bring a decade of experience as an alternative economies lawyer, facilitator, and an organizer in a variety of communities. I’ve been an organizer in Oakland, a canvasser in DC, and a school teacher in South Arkansas. I’ve sat in circles at San Quentin Prison and Burning Man. I’ve been in zip-ties and hunting tree stands, and I’ve held hands to sing and to block traffic. Nowadays, I shuttle between Boulder, Oakland, and San Francisco, cross-pollinating between the worlds of grassroots organizing, business, technology, and wealth.

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MY VALUES

Solidarity

Together we rise.

Joy

Creating systems that liberate and inspire is fun.

Emergence

Listen deeply. Guide what is arising.

Heart

Feelings are intelligent and powerful.

VIDEOS

Collaborative Self-Governance

Understanding Organizations

What is the Work of Liberation with The Activist Theology Project

What is the Work of Liberation with The Activist Theology Project

Deconstructing the “Non-Profit Industrial Complex”

Race, Identity, and Radical Lawyering at Berkeley Law

“Simon embodies a deep commitment to collective transformation in the many facets of his work. As a facilitator and strategist, he is deeply curious, self-aware, and brings to bear a broad base of knowledge that allows collaborators to approach problem-solving from many different angles. He excels as a listener, and helps guide groups with a keen awareness of both what he knows and what he hears is needed.”

– EMILY MAYER, CO-FOUNDER OF IF NOT NOW