Who is Matt?
Matt Leonard is the Director of the Oil and Gas Action Network, known to many YVA members as DJ Matt for providing sound systems for hundreds of protests, rallies, and events across California. , has supported YVA with sound at most of our actions over the years. OGAN supports grassroots and frontline movements taking action to build a world beyond fossil fuels. Matt has been an activist and organizer for over 25 years, previously working at 350.org from 2011-2021 as the Director of Special Projects. This included leading high-impact projects such as the Tar Sands Action against the Keystone XL Pipeline, the 2014 Peoples’ Climate March in New York, and the Do The Math Tour to launch the global fossil fuel divestment movement. Additionally he coordinates Aid & Abet Logistics - supporting social movement, labor unions, and community arts with event production and audio-visual support. In his spare time he serves as a Rigger and Production Manager with international aerial dance companies including Bandaloop, Flyaway Productions, and Zaccho Dance Theatre. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ecological Economics, misses playing drums in punk bands, and loves vegan comfort food.