Dr. Cirien Saadeh is a journalist and educator who works at the intersections of journalism and critical media studies, social movement development, experiential education, and sustainability. She is an Arab-American woman of color who was trained as a community organizer by Voices for Racial Justice (formerly known as Organizing Apprenticeship Project). She has written for local, national, and international publications and is committed to using journalism as a tool in the pursuit of justice for all historically disenfranchised communities. Dr. Saadeh is currently the Executive Director for The UpTake, a nonprofit news organization. She has a PhD in Sustainability Education and teaches community journalism classes, as well as graduate-level classes at Prescott College. As part of her doctoral program, she developed the theory "Journalism of Color," which asks, in short: How do we develop sustainable journalism platforms and spaces in historically-marginalized communities and how do we create journalism methodologies which build community power and resilience?