Annie Warner is an unapologetic and outspoken advocate for social, economic and climate justice. Annie grew up in the stunning Rocky Mountains of Montana where she spent summers in the water and winters on her skis. Annie moved to Uganda after graduating high school and discovered her passion for empowering women living in oppressive conditions. She didn't know it at the time, but her unreserved outrage and intolerance of the inequities she was witnessing in Uganda would be a tool to harness throughout her career in social justice. At the age of 20, she started a nonprofit organization, Mission Homegrown; Uganda that provides resources and training to women farmers. When women are able to produce more food in their gardens, not only can they invest in their family and community, but also curtail the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation for agricultural land. Over the years, Annie has learned to embrace her disruptive nature and continues to spend her adult life fighting systems of oppression and addressing human rights violations. After studying Public Relations and Organizational Communications at Montana State University Billings, Annie moved to Missoula, Montana to work for Forward Montana, an organization that engages young folks in their democracy to vote and civically advocate for public policies that reflect their values and will better the lives of all Montanans. If not actively resisting inhumane regimes, you can find Annie skiing fresh powder somewhere in the Rockies.
Operations Coordinator, Forward Montana