DC Action Lab is a worker-owned collective of experienced organizers trying to build a world based on equity, justice, and sustainability.
From flash street actions and mobilizations to long term strategy and coalition building, our mission is to provide support for the nuts and bolts of movement building. We can handle all of your action organizing, event production, facilitation, and strategic planning needs.
We work with people and organizations building bottom-up power for positive social change. We support strategic thinking for long haul organizing because we believe change happens through broad based social movements fighting for systemic change. Click here to learn more about hiring us!
Robby Diesu is an organizer, trainer, and strategist who works in various social movements. Robby specializes in mass mobilizations and direct actions for the environmental and labor movements, bringing tens of thousands to DC to protest fracking, corporate investment in coal, and the Keystone XL pipeline. As strategist, Robby has help develop and build the structure and process for the Stop the Frack Attack Network, the largest national network against dirty and unsafe fracking. He is a graduate of Catholic University and formerly served as Board Chair/Queen of the Washington Peace Center.
Samantha Miller is an organizer, facilitator, and trainer with a background in the anti-war, student, environmental, and labor movements. Originally from Los Angeles, Sam became active in the anti-war movement with Students for a Democratic Society and as an intern for Codepink while attending UCLA. After graduating, she moved to DC and began working extensively with the Alliance of Community Trainers on direct actions, mobilizations and trainings in DC, Texas, and around the country. Sam has worked as a national organizer with Codepink and Oil Change International and program director of Military Families Speak Out, the only organization of military families to take a stand against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sam specializes in creative direct actions and trainings, large-scale mobilization logistics, and group facilitation.
Noor Mir is a DC-based organizer and facilitator. Born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, Noor moved to the United States in 2008 to attend college at Vassar, where she interned at the African American Policy Forum to create popular education programs on structural and institutional racism. Noor became politically active through the movement to ground lethal and surveillance drones while doing research on the topic back home in northern Pakistan. Noor then led the Ground the Drones campaign at the anti-war organization CODEPINK: Women for Peace, where she organized with the families of survivor and victims of drone strikes from Yemen and Pakistan. She then worked as a field organizer and a national campaigner for police accountability and criminal justice at human rights organization Amnesty International, focusing on state and federal advocacy on lethal force and data collection and reporting. Noor currently serves on the Board of the Washington Peace Center and Collective Action for Safe Spaces. Noor specializes in group facilitation and decision-making and creative actions.
Araba Adoboe is a seasoned organizer and operations enthusiast who led her first direct action at the age of 13. Since then, she has worked with an array of national organizations including Indivisible, Vote Mob, United States Student Association, and Clean Choice Energy. In 2012, she served as Field Organizer for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she successfully recruited, trained and managed hundreds of volunteers and built a large scale “Get Out the Vote” campaign. Araba got her start in the movement as a youth leader, organizer, and trainer in Massachusetts with the Alliance to Develop Power, Teens Leading the Way and People’s Action; working on a number of state and national campaigns including immigrant rights, economic justice, affordable housing, and addressing the School to Prison Pipeline.