Advocacy Teams Trainer
Sarah Freeman-Woolpert recruits, trains and supports Advocacy Teams around the country to develop deep advocacy skills to lobby political leaders for peace and justice. Sarah contributes to the strategic development of the FCNL Advocacy Teams through outreach, team-building and problem-solving to expand a robust, self-sustaining network of grassroots advocates.
Sarah writes as a correspondent for WagingNonviolence.org, a source for news and analysis about struggles for peace and justice around the globe. She also serves as the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Resistance Studies, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that explores unarmed resistance. A native of Pembroke, New Hampshire raised in the Concord Friends Meeting, Sarah went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with a focus on conflict resolution from The George Washington University.
Sarah has lived and traveled in a number of post-conflict countries, pursuing a desire to understand how peacebuilding efforts intersect with activism and community organizing to effect change. She lived for two years in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she conducted immersive fieldwork on civic engagement and youth identity. She also obtained a joint master’s degree in human rights and democracy in Southeast Europe from the Universities of Bologna and Sarajevo. Sarah moved back to Washington, D.C. in 2017 to foster community organizing and social change across the American political divide. She coordinated social justice programs at William Penn House before joining FCNL’s Strategic Advocacy Team in 2018.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, hiking and spending time in nature.