John Gieryn is EDGI’s organizational coordinator. John has a background in intersectional labor organizing, community development, and organizational capacity development. John first found “beloved community” at the Kheprw Institute, where they learned to be part of a collective and trust people to have their back. The work of building community-controlled institutions and “community empowerment through self-mastery” in a multicultural, multi-racial neighborhood deeply inspired John towards racial justice and environmental justice. John is also a member of Enspiral and co-owner of Loomio, where they honed their ability to facilitate consent-based decision making and increase accountability and accessibility.