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Activist, writer, and strategist

Linda Burnham

Linda Burnham has been an activist, writer, and strategist, focused on women’s rights and racial justice, since the 1960s. She is co-editor and contributor to the 2022 book Power Concedes Nothing: How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections. Burnham served as National Research Director and Senior Advisor at the National Domestic Workers Alliance for nearly a decade. She co-authored Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work. Burnham co-founded the Women of Color Resource Center and served as the organization’s Executive Director for 18 years. In the 1970s, she was a leader in the Third World Women’s Alliance. Burnham has published numerous articles on African-American women, African-American politics, and feminist theory in a wide range of periodicals and anthologies. For the past few decades, Burnham has been a mentor to leading social justice organizers and advocates. She is currently working on Project2050, an inquiry into long-term strategic thinking on the left.