Kris Hermes is a West Coast–based activist who has worked for nearly 30 years on social justice issues. Hermes co-founded the R2K Legal Collective to support those arrested at the Ruplican National Convention in 2000. Since then, Hermes has been an active, award-winning legal worker-member of the National Lawyers Guild and has been a part of numerous law collectives and legal support efforts over the years. Hermes is the author of "Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000," and has written extensively in his professional career as a media worker and as a legal activist. Hermes also provided legal support for more than 200 people arrested for breaching the Trans Mountain injunction in 2018.