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JOSA ALVAREZ

Josa Alvarez

she/her/ella

Gender Equity Organizer

josa@qlatinx.org

The daughter of working-class Cuban and Colombian immigrants, Josa grew up in Miami. As a high school student, she was exposed to the sharp disparities in resources afforded to rich and poor communities - especially that of predominately black and brown schools. She eventually discovered a growing movement of social justice advocacy being platformed online and was eager to take part.

 

A trans woman, Josa became president of the University of Central Florida’s chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW at UCF) and subsequently the president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA at UCF). Through her student organizing, she placed a heavy emphasis on the importance of intersectionality, reproductive justice, and creating spaces specifically for trans and non-binary communities to feel welcome and accepted. She also had the opportunity to intern for Anna Eskamani’s historic House District 47 campaign, where she learned vital grassroots political organizing skills.

 

As gender equity organizer, Josa is excited to build dedicated programming for womxn, girls, transgender, gender non-conforming and queer communities of color through organizing, storytelling, and engagement.