Janelle Treibitz is a cultural strategist, political organizer, and puppeteer. In her role as Creative Engagement Coordinator, she organizes The Opportunity Agenda's Creative Change events, convenings, and collaborations. She oversees The Opportunity Agenda’s 500+ network of artist activists and helps design and implement long-term cultural strategies for narrative and cultural change.
Janelle has 15 years of experience collaborating with local, national, and international social justice organizations, helping them to incorporate cultural strategies and creative tactics into their work. She co-founded Puppet Underground in Washington, DC, a cultural organizing collective which worked across a wide spectrum of issues in partnership with grassroots organizing campaigns. She has worked as a campaign organizer, facilitator, and creative direct action trainer, and has collaborated for over a decade with the Bread and Puppet Theater. Janelle is a contributor to the book We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation (AK Press).