Colleen Kelly is a community organizer and activist raised in St. Louis. She is part of the Catholic Worker community, and is co-running a house of hospitality for homeless women and children in North St. Louis since 2008. Kelly has been a community organizer with the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition since 2005 and in 2009, she helped form the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, (PSC). Kelly has played a strong role in organizing for Occupy St. Louis, Midwest Rising, People’s Settlement, Camp Hope, the Occupation Project in conjunction with various national organizations, such as Voices for Creative Nonviolence, United for Peace and Justice, and American Friends Service Committee. Kelly is a speaker and trainer on anti-oppression work, anti-militarization and nonviolence. She has been involved in the "St. Louis Dump Veolia" campaign since its inception.