Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Hannah Hafter

Senior Grassroots Organizer

Since 2016, Hannah Hafter has worked with UUSC’s grassroots partners in the areas of migrant justice and resisting criminalization to identify opportunities for solidarity and mobilize UUSC’s members to participate. Hannah also leads UUSC’s work with the Love Resists campaign, a recent collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Association to inspire and flank bold UU resistance during this age of growing fascism and white supremacy. She works closely with members, congregations, and UU State Action Networks to advance both community-based harm reduction (such as immigrant accompaniment networks, stop deportation campaigns, and sanctuary) and policy changes from the local to the federal level.

Prior to her current position, Hafter organized experiential learning programs with the UU College of Social Justice. She has also served as a coordinator for many years with No More Deaths, an Arizona border justice organization and a ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. She coordinated volunteers providing emergency services on the border as well as conducted research and advocacy work to address abuse within U.S. Border Patrol detention facilities. Hafter has also worked with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona.

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