Dorie Wilsnack has worked with international and US peace and human rights organizations as an organizer, nonviolence trainer and fundraiser. Her work has included Balkan Peace Team, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resisters League, American Friends Service Committee, and ACLU of Vermont. Her newest endeavor is Radical Roots Genealogy, a project that helps people research and learn about their ancestors though a social change and social justice lens. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the International Nonviolence Training Fund. She’s appreciates Toward Freedom for the wide variety of international stories that it shares, and for the links it builds between people in Vermont and supporters of social justice around the world.
Sam Mayfield is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker. Her work has taken her to India, West Africa, Palestine, and Mexico. Since 2004, Mayfield has documented stories that remain largely untold in commercial media. Her video reports have been filed with Democracy Now!, Free Speech TV, PBS and other media outlets. In 2011, Mayfield traveled to Wisconsin to cover the popular uprising against legislation gutting basic worker’s rights. She stayed for seven months, covering the story as it unfolded, ultimately producing from her footage the 56-minute feature documentary film Wisconsin Rising. Wisconsin Rising is Mayfield’s second documentary. Twitter: @