Kay Cuajunco is the Communications Associate at the California Environmental Justice Alliance where she works to uplift the voices and solutions of communities on the frontline of struggles for environmental justice across the state whose leadership paves the way for healthy and resilient communities for us all. She is deeply committed to reclaiming her connection to the land as a granddaughter of rice farmers in the Philippines. Her passion for environmental justice is inspired by both this and her upbringing in the shadows of pollutive military facilities in National City, CA where she first experienced the realities of urban inequalities and environmental racism.
While pursuing her masters at San Francisco State University, she was a Green Your City Fellow at Bay Localize where she worked on media and communications for urban agriculture and local clean energy campaigns in Oakland. She has also organized with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on the Campaign for Fair Food as a national steering committee member of the Student Farmworker Alliance. Currently she is a creative resistance trainer with The Ruckus Society, a filmmaker with Survival Media Agency, and creative director of Kalayaan Films. Her films have screened nationally at the Queer Women of Color Film Festival, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, San Francisco Green Film Festival, and the Allied Media Conference in Detroit.