William Copeland

William Copeland

E. Michigan Environmental Action Council

William Copeland is an organizer and cultural worker from Detroit. He works as EMEAC's Climate Justice Director.


William Copeland is an environmental justice activist, cultural worker, and MC from Detroit. He works as Co-Director of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council, organizing their Just Transition campaigns, and helping to support the Cass Corridor Commons as a space for everyday people in the midst of development and exclusion. He is a student of tai chi and the metaphysical martial arts. He uses facilitation to organize popular education, movement schools, Peoples Assemblies, and other liberating spaces. Performing under the name Will See, his solo hip-hop CD “The Basics” includes EJ anthems such as “Water Power” and “Take the House Back.” He is working on an educational curriculum for “The Basics” on the intersections of human rights, solidarity economy, and movement building. See the first video at: www.vimeo.com/willseemusic/tthb

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