Kiley Arroyo is the Executive Director of the Cultural Strategies Council (CSC), a vehicle for interdisciplinary research, collaborative learning, and justice-led systems transformation. CSC partners with social movements, civil society, government, academia, and the private sector to advance intercultural collaboration across the United States and internationally.
This work is predicated on the belief that society’s capacity to address complex issues, from racial injustice to climate change, relies on our ability to envisage, assess, and realize alternative futures cooperatively. CSC views justice as a dynamic condition that requires diverse partners to continually recalibrate how they work – in response to change and led by groups most impacted by inequities.
Kiley has led a diverse portfolio of initiatives that prioritize cultural rights, racial and environmental justice, and transformational learning, in partnership with rural, Indigenous, and urban communities. In recent years, she’s developed fresh thinking on reparative justice and a new theory of social investment, rooted in the restorative practice of soil keeping.
Kiley has a BA in Art and Architectural History from the University of Oregon and an MA in Cultural Policy and Management from University College Dublin. She is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow and has completed advanced training in embodied social justice, complexity theory, collaborative leadership, and agroecology. Kiley lives in Marin County, California.