Donald Anthonyson (he/him) is Senior Organizer of Taproot Noire. He is a past president of the Environmental Awareness Group, the largest environmental NGO in the Eastern Caribbean. He also served the group in various roles including community mobilizer, coordinator of the Off-shore Islands Conversation Project (OICP) as well as a United Nation National Volunteer. Donald was born in Antigua, West Indies, and migrated to the US where he got involved with various social justice issues ranging from police brutality to anti-racist responses to immigration.
Donald is a former Executive Director of Families for Freedom (FFF), a New York-based human rights organization led by immigrants facing and fighting detention and deportation. He also led FFF’s efforts of the International Deportee Justice Campaign and produced and hosted FFF’s monthly radio show, the War on Immigrants Report, on 99.5 FM WBAI New York. He lives in Harlem, NY.