The Redress Movement Chief Development Officer
Michael Ansara spent many years as an activist and an organizer starting with the civil rights movement of the 1960’s before going on to be a regional organizer for Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). He spent 10 years organizing opposition to the war in Vietnam. For 15 years he was a community organizer including directing Mass Fair Share and helping to found Citizen Action. He has worked on political campaigns, coordinated voter registration efforts, and trained many organizers. He is the co-founder of Mass Poetr. He is also a poet and essayist whose work has been published in numerous journals and whose first book of poems will be published in the summer of 2022 by Kelsay Press.