Chantal Coudoux '06
Deputy Director, Collective Action for Safe Spaces
Chantal currently serves as the Deputy Director at Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a grassroots organization working to end gendered harassment. Two programs include CASS’s Rethink Masculinity program, which works with masculine-identifying people to build skills and strategies for building healthy relationships, understanding consent and boundaries, and everyday violence and, the Safe Bar Collective, a network of bars, restaurants, and community groups working to make nightlife safer.
Chantal is also currently organizing to pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act, the first U.S. policy to address gendered and identity-based harassment in public spaces. Chantal is a graduate of Scripps College, with a degree in politics, social justice, and race theory. Following Scripps, she spent several years organizing for The Labor/Community Strategy Center, a Think Tank/Act Tank for regional, national, and international movement building. She also spent time working for Dignity and Power Now, a Los Angeles-based grassroots organization that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. At Dignity and Power Now, Chantal worked closely with founder Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
After leaving L.A. to come back to DC, Chantal spent time working at the Restaurant Opportunity Center, an organization that advocates for restaurant workers to move up in the restaurant industry and fights for one fair wage.