Dan Glass from direct action network Plane Stupid was recently named one of Attitude magazine’s 66 new role models for his work on bridging the LGBTQ and environmental justice movements. Dan has been involved in a range of actions, stunts, media campaigns, legal trials (Climate9) and direct interventions to stop emissions. Having a strong media strategy has always been a key narrative in Plane Stupid’s organising approach.
Dan organises with ‘So We Stand‘ bringing together anti-racism, anti-poverty and anti-climate change struggles together to take united action. So We Stand supports communities in the fight for environmental justice and equality – meaning that everyone should have the right to live in a clean and healthy environment. Environmental justice is as much about people and communities as it is about issues like pollution and climate change.
Dan spent the past five years doing inner-city community and youth organising in Glasgow, Manchester and London. During this time he has worked with communities of colour disproportionately affected by polluting industries, working class industrial workers taking over the workplace transform into green industries, Bangladeshi, African, Caribbean, Jewish, Parsi and Roma-Gypsi communities on multi-racial organising for environmental justice and white progressives on the issues of uncovering and addressing white supremacy. A trained facilitator and community organiser in facilitation and transformative learning Dan speaks regularly on direct action, environmental and climate justice, climate racism, environmental law and climate change, queer ecology, necessary support systems to empower disenfranchised communities and how to organise for action.
Plane Stupid – Network of grassroots groups that take action against aviation expansion
The Glass is Half Full – Civil disobedience tool kit for our times
Climate9 – Tools for taking on the legal system bit by bit for social and environmental justice