Nathan Henderson-James

Speaker Profile

Nathan Henderson-James

Nathan Henderson-James
Director of Digital Capacity Initiatives
Center for Popular Democracy & Action for the Common Good
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I've been around community organizing since 1993 when my best friend recruited me as the newest staff member for the Twin Cities affiliate of the aggressive membership-based organization of low- and moderate-income families called ACORN. I finished my tenure there as the organization's first real online campaigner and have been working since then to help community organizers deeply integrate online tool into their everyday organizing work. I helped (along with a group of other much more talented people) create the www.occupytheboardroom.org site during the rise of OWS. Outside of my commitment to organizing, I love to travel, I enjoy taking pictures, some of which kinda look good, I like hiking, and I'm a giant fan of Major League Soccer (a phrase rarely heard or written). Follow me on Twitter at @nathanhjb.