Lumir Lapray is a French rural organizer and a consultant in social innovation based in the village of Ambronay (Ain, France). She contributes to various nonprofits, campaigns, and missions by helping them lead structural change, manage complex projects, and raise funds. She is a social and climate activist and started the organization OPTIMIST, which promotes access to higher education and leads organizing boot camps in rural communities to ensure that rural youth reach their full potential and take their rightful place in the fight for a living planet. She teaches various humanities classes at different universities.
Updated November 2021
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