Alli Chagi-Starr

Creating Powerful Partnerships for Global Transformation
Alli Chagi-Starr is a creative change maker, alliance builder and cultural organizer. She is the Founder/Director of ArtiVISTA Productions and Consulting, where she works with national and community leaders to amplify the impact of campaigns and events for social transformation. She is currently serving as the Regional Director of the San Francisco Green Festival. Alli is a veteran leader in crafting strategy, curating stellar programs and convening the great minds of our times.
Alli was a leader in the green jobs movement as a staff member of Green For All and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, where she helped found the Reclaim The Dream Program, produced the Social Equity Track at the United Nations World Environment Day in San Francisco, initiated the Solutions Salon Series and chaired the historic Dream Reborn Conference. She served as the Grassroots Publicity Manager for Van's Jones' bestselling books, The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream.
Alli was a Co-founder of Art and Revolution, Another World is Possible Road Shows, the Radical Performance Fest, Dancers Without Borders, Art in Action Youth Leadership Program and United Roots, Oakland's Green Youth Arts & Media Center. Alli has served as the Artist Liaison for Prison Radio. Her essays about innovative activism and the arts have appeared in several publications. Alli has presented at hundreds of events nationwide, was a Fellow with the Full Circle Fund and received the 2010 Common Folk Award from One Common Unity. Alli facilitates workshops and offers presentations on the power of creative tools for social transformation, alliance-building and effective movement building.

Topics covered

  • Challenging Racism and Oppression in our Communities
  • Making Dances that Matter: Movement Theater for the Streets Arts
  • Activism: The Power of Images and Creativity in our Movements for Social Justice


If you would like to plan a speaking event with Alli, please contact her at alli [at] or allistarr@gmail [dot] com