Lior Appel-Kraut is from Ann Arbor, MI, and now lives in Somerville, MA. She graduated from Tufts University in 2017 with a degree in American Studies, concentrating in Comparative Race and Ethnicity. While at Tufts, Lior organized with the Tufts Labor Coalition as President, Secretary, and lead on multiple campaigns. She focused on campaigns supporting Justice for Janitors at the University, and Adjunct Professor rights.
Lior interned with United for a Fair Economy for a year and a half while in college. She focused on improving the gendered lens used in popular education workshops about the Racial Wealth Divide and Growing Wealth Divide, and created a resource for improving youth involvement and empowerment at UFE. Through her work with UFE, Lior went to the Highlander Center and began work related to Language Justice. In 2017, Lior's Senior Special Project (and American Studies capstone) explored the role that language justice can play in labor movement organizing, and coordinated language justice workshops.
Lior grew up and was introduced to popular education and wealth equality work through Camp Tavor, a Jewish youth-led socialist summer camp in Michigan. Lior has been a counselor and leader at Tavor for the last 5 summers, and most recently was the Summer Director. Lior is continuing to work with Tavor at this time.