Originally from Detroit, Julie Rosier lived in New York City and Alaska before moving to Western Mass. Prior to the Labor Center, she worked at Juilliard, the UMass History Dept, Hampshire College, and the Five College Consortium.
Also a grassroots activist, writer, community accountable scholar*, and theater maker, Julie has led cultural organizing initiatives at the Boggs Center in Detroit, the Brecht Forum in New York, and with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) in Western Mass. She strives to prioritize the work of building relationships, centering intersectionality and healing trauma in both her artistic and movement building efforts.
In 2004, she founded Red Thread Commons, an ensemble-based cultural organizing company that uses story to reveal the underlying unbreakability of human connection through theater, writing, study and the healing arts. She is currently writing her first full-length play.
*Alexis Pauline Gumbs coined the term "community accountable scholar" as part of her Brilliance Remastered curriculum.