For The People Organizer
Supporting movements against imperialism, colonialism, racism, and climate change
Antonio Zamora is a well-respected Chicano activist/organizer who was born in and resides in Portland, Oregon, where he has been integrally involved in a number of struggles—from the Occupy Movement to climate and food justice and fossil fuel resistance.
“In street life, you learn quickly what the root causes are to most problems.”
– Antonio, FTP Organizer
Antonio’s involvement in struggles for social and environmental justice dates back to growing up as a street kid from a migrant working family. Antonio’s global insights into the long legacy of colonialism–including climate change, racism and poverty– were honed as a young adult when he traveled all the way from New Mexico to Venezuela—hitchhiking, walking over mountains, crossing highways on foot, and taking buses and boats—to build earthships with the Chavista people. He lived afterwards with a Hare Krishna community in Colombia, where he commited to spiritual activism in the service of global restorative justice. Over the years, Antonio has collaborated with and provided support on a host of campaigns and actions from building Earthships, Occupy Wall Street, The Anti-Nato Summit of 2012, Ayotzinapa, Black Lives Matter, Shell No, The Paris Climate Agreements, Standing Rock and many grassroots mobilization efforts in Portland. When the rise of Black Lives Matter came about in Portland, Antonio helped facilitate one of the very first rallies at Dawson Park which gave birth to Don’t Shoot Portland. During Shell No Portland, he rallied his community at Shell Gas stations to keep attention on “Shells evil plan.” Whenever there are marches and rallies, Antonio offers his street smarts as a security presence. He provides his police liaison skills and encourages collaboration by facilitating needed dialogues at large political manifestations and actions.
Organizing to dismantle global poverty
Working to Abolish I.C.E.
Working to End Poverty
“I have lived an incredible life that has stemmed from street life. Help me in my journey to fight systemic poverty and climate change, activate young people, research and explore other worlds, stand up for peace and justice and report on what’s happening from the front lines.“
– Antonio, FTP Organizer
Be a change agent with Antonio
Be part of radical, grassroots organizing with us.
When you contribute:
- Antonio’s will send you a quarterly update of activities
- You will be invited to Antonio’s annual private event in celebration of our community
- You will receive a receipt of your contributions at the end of the year for your tax purposes
Provides Antonio with 4 bus tickets to can get around.
Helps Antonio to provide 1 hour of justice training.
Helps Antonio provide 3 hours minutes of mentorship, or the development of an alternate agriculture workshop.
Supports the many project materials and supplies Antonio needs such as food and water.