Karissa Lewis is a Black Radical Farmer from Oakland California. She is the Interim Executive Director at the Center For Third World Organizing a national training institute building the next generation of organizers. Karissa also directs People’s Grocery’s programs where she brings her love of land and her race analysis to the table. She has organized around issues ranging from gentrification to environmental racism, gang injunctions, and police brutality. Karissa believes that the movement for social justice has to be led by the people most affected, by building leadership in communities of color. She became politicized during the rebellions fighting for justice for Oscar Grant and through CTWOs MAAP program, which she is a graduate. She is an active member of the BlackOut collective and the Bay Area Black Lives Matter chapter.