Aramenta Hawkins is an experienced community and campaign coordinator with a passion for racial and social justice, and a successful track record of working for nonprofit organizations. She was raised in Southern California, where she was involved in creating outreach programs for the inner city youth of Los Angeles through her family’s nonprofit organization, Sports Spectacular. Later, she attended Chico State, received a BA in Communications and worked as a coordinator for several local grassroots organizations, such as Frack-Free Butte County.
Rain Scher was born in occupied Palestine (Israel) and grew up mostly in occupied Gabrielino (Los Angeles) and Ohlone (Bay Area) territories. Their ancestors came to Turtle Island from Sweden, Germany, England/Ireland/Scotland, Golitzia & Russia by way of the Jewish Diaspora. They became an activist in high school with the post 9/11 invasion of Iraq. They moved to occupied Mechoopda territory (aka Chico) in 2004 and have lived in Chico off and on since then. They are a full time community organizer and volunteer with many different groups and causes. Over the years they have been a part of groups like Food Not Bombs and Safe Space, and organized events like the Women’s March on Chico. They are a passionately intersectional queer anarchist feminist. They currently focus most of their activism on the Justice for Desmond Phillips campaign, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Butte County, and the Stonewall Alliance Center.