Caroline Picker (she/her/hers) is the Development Director at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). She brings over a decade of experience mobilizing resources for migrant justice, queer liberation, and racial justice movement organizations. Descended from Ashkenazi Holocaust survivors and early Europeans settlers to the U.S., she grew up understanding the necessity and power of civil rights and antiwar organizing, was politicized following 9/11, and learned about organizing to win through work alongside criminalized undocumented peoples’ movements in Arizona. She was the Development and Communications Director at the Puente Human Rights Movement from 2011 to 2015, leading a successful capital campaign and exponentially increasing the organization’s budget, and most recently worked as the Membership Director at Resource Generation, organizing young people with wealth to fund movements for collective liberation. She also serves on the Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) National Leadership Team.
As a white person raised with class privilege, Caroline is clear that none of us can live with safety and dignity until all of us can, and this requires powerful, well resourced movements led by poor and working class communities. When she’s not organizing and fundraising for movements, Caroline can be found gardening, building elaborate domino runs, or traipsing the woods of Vermont with her kid and partner.