Director of Organizational Strategy

Paige Kümm


Paige joined Right To The City Alliance as staff in 2019 after spending the past decade holding community organizer and political educator roles in various social justice movements across the country. The daughter of an Army officer, she grew up on U.S. Army bases in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, and Germany before moving to the Bay Area of California to study. Paige got her start as an organizer while still a college student, joining a union-led campaign for a living wage for the university’s employees. Inspired by the struggle for worker power, Paige moved to Arizona to organize hotel workers with UNITE-HERE, where she learned firsthand the challenges of labor organizing in anti-worker conditions. After her parents lost their home to foreclosure, Paige returned to the Bay Area to fight for housing justice with the grassroots organization Causa Justa::Just Cause in San Francisco, organizing black and brown tenants to expand renter protections in a rapidly gentrifying region. As a lead organizer and tenant counselor, she served the people through a rights-based framework. Her love of facilitation and education work led her to the Lead Trainer position at SOUL School of Unity and Liberation, where she coordinated national trainings on organizing skills and popular education. Guided by her roots in labor organizing, she then served as an Education Coordinator in the Education and Leadership Development Department at 1199SEIU in New York City, designing curriculum to support union organizers in leadership development work. Paige is a queer black feminist with undying love for fellow fierce femmes, black science fiction authors, and movement-building nerds.

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