Dizzy Zaba is a technology fellow on the Civic Engagement and Government team. Their work focuses on threats posed by technology against marginalized communities.
Previously, they were the strategy director at ThinkShout, where they worked on digital products for organizations including the Southern Poverty Law Center, Demos, and Amnesty International. Before that, they were the digital director at United for Respect (formerly known as OUR Walmart), where they experimented with online-first organizing strategies that translated online engagement to mass offline action. Dizzy led digital organizing against private equity firms as part of a campaign that won $20 million in severance pay for laid-off employees after Toys ”R” Us went bankrupt.
Dizzy has more than a decade of organizing experience, beginning in the labor movement as a field organizer with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance before helping to launch an alt-labor organizing program at Working America to experiment with organizing models beyond traditional unions. They have also advised on digital strategy for various campaigns, including managing the “Fight for $15” paid ads program to recruit low-wage workers into the movement, launching the super-volunteer Defenders program at Planned Parenthood after the 2016 election, and advising the Working Families Party on an experimental fandom organizing project.