Dianne Mathiowetz

Ebon Dooley Honoree

2018 Social Justice Champion

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2018 Social Justice Champion


Dianne Mathiowetz has been engaged in the  struggle for social and economic justice for over 50 years. Anti-racist  activist, workers’ rights advocate, anti-imperialist organizer,  reproductive rights defender and community radio producer and host,  Dianne credits her longevity in revolutionary change to her membership  in Workers World Party. She has acted in solidarity with immigrants and  refugees everywhere, incarcerated workers behind bars, political  prisoners, LGBTQ2+ communities, environmentalists in defense of the  planet, abortion and women's healthcare providers, housing activists and  cultural workers. Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), Freedom  University, Grandmothers for Peace, Dominican College, and the Nipponza  Myohoji Atlanta Dojo have honored Dianne for her dedication to peace,  equality and liberation. She received the inaugural Ebon Dooley Social  Justice Champion award in 2018 from the ArtsXchange. Currently, Dianne  is the vice-president of the Board of WRFG 89.3FM, as well as  coordinator of both the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition and  International Action Center. She produces and co-hosts the weekly Labor  Forum program on WRFG. Dianne appreciates and marvels at all the  remarkable people who have enriched her life, educated her and sustained  her to remain confident that "a better world is in birth."