Kaji is coming to PowerUp NC (a project of NCLCV) from the south west Sonoran desert area of the U.S. He comes from a background with labor unions. He has organized here in the South with People’s Durham and also around issues from living wage jobs, workers rights to schools, education and transportation. Kaji is humbled by this work and comes to the table believing in the power of everyday people being able to come together recognize what their needs are and collectively be the driving forces of change to get those needs met. Through his work with NCLCV, he wants to continue to learn from others and share what he knows.