Dani Wilson

Strategic Director
Cancer & Environment Network of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Dani Wilson is a macro social worker and strategic director of the Cancer & Environment Network of Southwest Pennsylvania, a group that envisions eliminating environmental inequities that lead to racial disparities in cancer rates. 

She is a facilitator with Finding Freedom, an organization providing opportunities for white people to understand their complicity with white supremacy, live more consistently into their commitments, and act for racial, economic, and gender justice now. 

Dani is also a Warm Data Lab host with the International Bateson Institute. Warm Data Labs are group processes which highlight interdependency, generate understanding of systemic patterns, and enable new societal responses to complex challenges. 

Dani is driven by her belief that the world doesn’t have to be this way. We needn’t allow our systems, structures, relationships, and culture to operate as they are. We can live differently. We can be different. We have the power to completely transform our way of being. 

Dani began community work as an HIV/AIDS peer educator in her teens and has been stumbling and practicing living her values ever since. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, where she learns, hikes, parents, writes, and strives to heal racialized trauma in herself, her family, and her community.