Meet Our Intern Julian Stickley

I started my activism during my senior year at the University of Washington, motivated by passion for sustainability. After taking a class on sustainable living, I became aware of the political nature of sustainability, and the power of the individual to organize for systemic change. I coordinated a student run campaign for Solar Energy in Washington State with the UW chapter of public interest group U.S. PIRG. Simultaneously, I became heavily invested in the Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign, and organized with my school’s Students for Bernie chapter. I learned that equal opportunity for housing, medical care, education and employment are the foundations for a just and sustainable society.

In the summer of 2016 my heart and mind opened as I discovered meditation and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Ekhart Tholle and Mooji. I saw the world in a new light, and recognized the goodness in every human. From this perspective I found a new agency, and dedicated myself to helping heal humanity so that everyone may thrive and realize their full potential.

Upon returning to San Francisco, I interned with the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter to be of service to my community and help protect our most vulnerable against the presidency of Donald Trump. During my time with the Guild, I learned the joy in serving those most in need. It has been deeply inspiring helping Therese Davis, Cat Brooks, and the entire NLG as they work tirelessly for the good of all.