Éist’s founder, Kate McCabe, is a writer and activist whose work focuses on human rights advocacy and transitional justice. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Justice from the University of Michigan. Her thesis work focused on the organization Community Restorative Justice Ireland and examined the roles that peace and justice play in a sustainable development framework.
Kate is a former National President of the Irish American Unity Conference, and in this role organized the first and only Congressional Briefing on Irish Language Equality. In 2008, Kate was a recipient of the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40 Award. In 2011, Kate created the US-based non-profit Relatives for Justice USA, as a project for Relatives for Justice Belfast. In 2013, Kate joined the board of the New York-based Irish American Writers & Artists. She completed the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma in 2014, and worked in the Communications department at the International Center for Transitional Justice from 2014 to 2016.
Kate is a co-editor of Pot Luck Journal, which will debut in Fall 2016. Kate’s work has been published by the Irish Echo, CounterPunch, TransConflict and the International Center for Transitional Justice.