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Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee is May First/People Link's body for deciding the organization's political direction.


All leadership committee members are members of May First/People Link. The current members are (organizations are for identification purposes only):

Maritza Arrastia

Carlos Pablo Correa Hernández

Juan Gerardo Dominguez Carrasco

Louis Head - Southwest Organizing Project

Mallory Knodel

Since the beginning of 2012, Mallory has been the communications and network development manager for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). And since 2008 has been a member of May First/People Link and on MFPL's leadership committee. Originally from the US but living in Quebec, she has worked with grassroots organisations around the world in Bolivia, France, Palestine, UK. She's used free software professionally for over 10 years and considers herself a "radical technologist," specializing in cybersecurity. Her background in community organizing with social justice groups also extends beyond a decade.

Alfredo Lopez

Alfredo Lopez led the Puerto Rican Student movement in the United States and was involved in the struggles for Open Admissions and other reforms in the New York City University system in the 1970s. He also led the Carlos Feliciano Defense Committee, joined the Puerto Rican Socialist Party and became the editor of the U.S. Edition of its newspaper Claridad. Alfredo has written five published books, produced and directed over a dozen documentary films, and produced two radio series and a television documentary series. He's written articles for a wide variety of publications, has spoken and lectured to audiences in virtually every state of this country and has been a faculty member at nine colleges in New York City. In 1994, Alfredo founded People Link and has directed the organization until it merged into the May First/People Link organization.

Jamie McClelland

Jamie is a founder of May First/People Link. He is also the Technology Systems Director for the Progressive Technology Project. In 1999, he co-founded Media Jumpstart, a worker-run technology collective that supported nonprofit organizations in New York City, that merged with People Link to become May First/People Link in 2005. He played an instrumental role in the technology committees for the 2007 and 2010 US Social Forums. Jamie worked at Libraries for the Future network administrator, national Youth ACCESS coordinator, and Information and Technology Policy Specialist. Jamie was formerly on the Board of Directors of Paper Tiger TV.

Enrique Rosas

Jerome Scott

Jerome Scott is a labor organizer and founding member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in the auto plants of Detroit in the 1960s-70s, a community organizer, popular educator and author in the South since the 1970s, was a founding member and former director of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide in Atlanta, GA. He serves on the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum.

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Pittsburg where she studies the connections between globalization and political mobilization. Her current research focuses on the World Social Forum process and the larger global justice movement, across a variety of differences such as class, race, gender and national identity. She teaches courses on transnational social movements, global society, and the United Nations.


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