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Chris Tyler

Los Angeles, CA

Chris Tyler (they/them) is a Los Angeles-based community organizer and  performing artist who works as Common Field's Associate Director of Communications & Operations. Their aesthetic has been called “equal parts hilarious and chilling” (Fusion),“precise-yet-butchered” (Out) and “so cute” (Taylor Swift).

Chris was a founding member of the BAMunion Organizing Committee while working at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from 2014-2018. In 2020, they collaborated with former colleague Emily Searles to produce Collectivizing Cultural Work for Common Field's Online Convening. Featuring organizers from across the country, the how-to session introduced the fundamentals of collective bargaining by exploring the logistical and legal processes that go into forming a union.

They currently organize with the Los Angeles Tenants Union.