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Julian Castronovo

Julian (they/them) is a white, queer, transmasculine cat parent. Julian currently works as a housing attorney in Brooklyn where they represent low-income tenants who are facing eviction. They fell in love with SRLP after witnessing the beautiful work of the movement-building team during their time as a legal intern and fellow. Julian is incredibly grateful to be a part of the collective so they can support staff in creating a space where members can dream, scheme and build a world worthy of their existences.

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    Ash Stephens

    Ash Stephens (they/them or he/him) is a Black, Southern, trans-masculine boi whose life’s work is in anti-violence and prison abolition communities. Before moving to Brooklyn, Ash devoted much of their commitments to racial, gender, and social justice in Chicago organizing communities with the Chicago Community Bond Fund and the volunteer-led collective of Love & Protect. Ash is a PhD Candidate in Criminology, Law & Justice with a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. They are currently the Manager of Bail Operations at the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, which pays bail for NYers who can’t afford to post bail and fights to end cash bail and pretrial detention.

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      Adelaide Matthew Dicken

      Director of Grassroots Fundraising & Communications

      Adelaide Matthew Dicken is a non-binary Pisces transwoman theatre-maker and resource-mover. She uses the names Adelaide or Matthew interchangeably, and likes it when you mix up she/her or they/them pronouns when referring to them. Adelaide has supported SRLP as a volunteer since 2016, when they were on the host committee for Small Works for Big Change. She organizes in grassroots abolitionist movements committed to mutual aid for incarcerated queer and trans people of color, freeing criminalized survivors, and building support structures towards economic self-determination for people working for trans & disability justice.

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      Hannah Walker

      Director of Survival and Self-Determination Project

      Hannah Walker, Esq. is a staff attorney and Director of the Survival and Self-Determination Project at SRLP. A transplant from rural New Hampshire, she has been actively involved in grassroots organizing, anti-violence movements, and gender liberation for the past six years. Hannah is committed to radical empathy and strives to build supportive coalitions between and across communities of varying life experiences.

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      Kimberly Mckenzie

      Director of Outreach and Community Engagement

      Kimberly Mckenzie is a trans woman of color organizer with over 6 years of work experience in grassroots organizing for marginalized trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex communities. Because of her commitment to creating long-term solutions to end race- and gender based oppression, Kimberly is deeply dedicated to SRLP’s strength and sustainability. Dedicated to empowering the leadership and political voices of marginalized trans communities, Kimberly firmly believes that in order for TGNCI communities to contribute to the work of our liberation, they must be free from violence and discrimination. Kimberly continues to support and advocate for TGNCI communities in the broader work for social justice and long-term systemic change.
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      Lacey Lynch

      Director of Operations

      As a native New Yorker who established roots in the South, Lacey saw first-hand how important obtaining proper identity documents is to the livelihood and overall well-being of the TGNCI community. Aware of the many social, medical, economic and legal issuethat challenge and oppress our TGNCI communities, Lacey is excited to join the SRLP Team and Core Collective as Director of Operations. Lacey is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 10 years’ experience with companies such as Marriott, IHG and Carlson. Lacey’s work has focused on brand service culture, operations, team building, event planning and sales/marketing. Always seeking to serve, Lacey recently finished volunteering as Director of Community Engagement for Transcend Legal to help the TGNCI community obtain legal services in New York State. She has also volunteered within her immediate community with organizations such as TLDEF, PFLAG, HRC and Rotary International. Lacey is excited to be help further the mission of SRLP and the work that our elders of Stonewall jump started in 1969.

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        Joss Greene

        Joss Greene is an educator and grad student who volunteers with organizations in NYC and the Bay Area.  He is passionate about skill sharing, moving resources to trans people of color leaders doing the work, and learning from our elders.  He’s invested in the longterm fight for a world where all trans people can live safe, full, beautiful lives.

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          Lorenzo Van Ness

          Lorenzo Van Ness is a native New Yorker who has been working within QTPOC communities in NYC since 2006. While they currently work for the NYC Commission on Human Rights, they have worked to educate New Yorkers of their rights and increase access to the city’s resources as a tenant advocate and paralegal. Lorenzo is passionate about language access, LGBTQ rights and racial justice.  In thier spare time, Lorenzo enjoys learning, writing, bike riding and karaoke.

           

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