Cris Mulvey started out as a human rights activist in Amnesty International and a peace activist in the anti nuclear movement of the 1980s. She went on to become a leader in the women's movement in her home country of Ireland, working as an organizer and educator with low income women there and throughout the so called Third World. When she moved to the U.S.A. in 1998 she worked in the environmental movement before taking a position as E.D. with a large feminist, social services non profit in her beloved Montana. She loves to hike and to write and is a published poet and author. She came to Grass Valley three years ago with her husband, her dog and her two cats. She has always been greatly inspired by Quaker tradition and values. Especially in these challenging times she feels honored to be a part of SFC and to share her experience in a way that contributes to social and environmental justice and peace and to the activism and leadership of new generations.
Since moving to California, Cris also volunteers as a bereavement counsellor, offers occasional healing arts workshops and has trained as a Rites of Passage and Vision Quest Guide. She particularly loves to work through ceremony and nature based immersions to help people navigate significant life transitions.