Ellen Choy was one of two Bay Area activists honored at the Redford Center's Nov 2010 Art of Activism program. Ellen is an organizer with the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, a grassroots coalition of Bay Area groups fighting for climate justice locally through direct action and movement building. Ellen also works with after school programs for high school students in the Bay Area, helping to convene an emerging young environmental leaders, and is co-founder of ChecktheWeather.net, a blog dedicated to young people of color redefining “green”. As a funk/soul/hip hop DJ, Ellen integrates music and art into all of her work, planning progressive music events, producing socially conscious mix tapes, and using music as a medium to communicate to young people.

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