Collective People Power

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Sarah Buttenwieser

Organizational Affiliation

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice


Board Member


Sarah has been with Collective Power for Reproductive Justice since she was a Hampshire student (1981). About Collective Power, Sarah has this to say: “If there were one sentence to name Collective Power’s biggest strength, it’s that every single year the program—through many channels—opens people’s eyes to social justice in a way that’s deeper than sight. They get to somehow have those values change them and set a new course for their lives. At the conference each spring, you actually get to watch it happen in real time.” Sarah was Collective Power’s first postgrad fellow and worked for the program for about eight years. She knows that her time as student, staff, and friend to Collective Power has kept her anchored to social change. As a parent, Sarah has been able to share those values—and had a son work as a Collective Power intern as a high school senior.