Keywords: Labor, Unions, Conflict, Social Justice

Affiliation: Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO

Email Contact: cristopherkeithjohnson1975[at]gmail.com

Christopher Keith Johnson is the Solidarity Center’s (SC) Regional Program Director for Africa. He has worked for the SC since 2006. He previously served as the SC Country Program Director for Southern Africa, West Africa, and Bangladesh. Christopher spent several years as a trade union organizer and teaching fellow with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He has conducted training and led numerous campaigns on trade union fundamentals such as organizing and collective bargaining. He has also co-designed and/or implemented programming in gender equality, anti-human trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness and education, and conflict resolution. He holds a Ph.D. from Temple University, an MSc from the University of Birmingham (UK), an M.A. from the University at Albany, SUNY and a B.A. from Elizabeth City State University