Kierra Sims is a facilitator, movement builder and educator who is dedicated to moving resources to radical, imaginative ideas. She brings more than a decade of experience as an organizer in the U.S. South and central Appalachia to Spirit in Action, from focusing on the school to prison pipeline to introducing restorative practices to young people and creating a just transition away from a coal dependent economy. She is the Development Director at the Center for Third World Organizing, a social justice organization committed to building a thriving racial justice movement led by communities of color.
Previously, Kierra was on the Education Team at Highlander Research and Education Center where she anchored the Appalachian Transition Fellowship and the Seeds of Fire program. She is a member of Alternate ROOTS and serves on the advisory board of Power U Center for Social Change. Kierra earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wofford College, where she studied the role of the church in social movements and co-founded Glendale Community Action, the first neighborhood association in a rural former mill village, organizing and facilitating community meetings.
Spirit in Action is pleased to have Kierra Sims working with us as a consultant trainer.