Karlos Schmieder is a community organizer and commmunications strategist from Albuquerque, NM. For nearly a decade, Karlos worked as a community and communications organizer with SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP). He now works with Center for Media Justice, based in Oakland, CA.
As co-chair of Communications for the US Social Forum, Karlos coordinated media strategy for the groundbreaking forum. He is also a former steering committee member of Grassroots Global Justice, and is a resource ally with the Right the City alliance.
Karlos has trained hundreds of community organizers, activists and everyday people in strategic communications. He has appeared on affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ClearChannel News, as well as CounterSpin, NPR, Laura Flanders Show, Dallas Morning News, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Tribune, East Bay Express, Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Wiretap, Youth Today, YES Magazine and more. His media strategy work has lead to grassroots voices and spokespeople appearing in CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, BBC, CBC, PBS, USA Today, The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, The Times Picayune, Telesur and most major news outlets.