Roan Boucher is an organizer, facilitator, writer, and artist based in Durham, North Carolina. He is passionate about grassroots healing and cultural work, transformative justice, and anticapitalist, community-rooted models of resource sharing.
Roan first become politicized through queer, trans, and feminist organizing, and now finds his political home in broad-based movements for liberation; he believes that all of our liberation is bound up together, and that true social change is a collective process. He works closely with the Bay Area based POOR Magazine, a poor and indigenous people-led grassroots organization, doing economic justice work through art, organizing, grassroots media, education, and multigenerational community building.
In 2008, Roan co-founded the website Enough: The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism, a space to share strategies for creating more just and economically sustainable movements, with Dean Spade. Building off the critical conversations Enough inspired, Roan and Dean are now co-editing a new anthology of the same title.
Roan has facilitated workshops and consulted for a wide range of organizations and conferences including Resource Generation, Catalyst Project, the 2010 Making Money for Our Movements Conference, Close to Home, ICC Austin, the Beehive Design Collective, United World College, Quilted Co-op, Madison Community Co-operative, AVODAH, NASCO Institute, and Lucy Stone Cooperative. He worked in food co-ops for five years, most recently at the Mariposa Food Coop in Philadelphia where he co-founded the Food Justice and Anti-Racism working group.
Roan was named one of UTNE Reader's 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World in 2009 and is featured in the book Do It Anyway: Portraits of the Next Generation of Activists, from Beacon Press. His writing appears regularly in Make/shift Magazine.
You can contact Roan at: roan(at)aortadot)coop