Samuel Nesner Kolektif Jistis Min
Samuel Nesner is a community organizer who lives and works in Haiti. From 2013 – 2017, he served as one of five lead organizers with the Kolektif Jistis Min (KJM), a coalition of Haitian social movement organizations that are monitoring the development of metal mining and supporting affected communities to know and defend their rights. KJM collaborates with the Global Justice Clinic (GJC) at NYU School of Law. Nesner’s work with KJM has taken him to Washington D.C. to meet with Congressional staffers and speak before members of Congress, to Guatemala and Costa Rica to build solidarity with Latin American anti-mining organizations, and to Ghana, where he participated in a GJC team mission to document human rights abuses in the context of gold mining. He is currently studying agronomy at Université Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince, and continues to contribute to KJM and to his home community in the rural Northwest Department of Haiti.