“I grew up in the 80s in the suburban town of Littleton, Colorado, before it landed on the world map for the Columbine shooting. My family was of thousands who benefitted from the G.I. Bill and the resulting accumulation of wealth for white families. My political initiation, in 1991, began by working with the Student Environmental Action Coalition to organize a national conference focused on Environmental Justice. Dhoruba Bin Wahad, former political prisoner, Black Panther and keynote speaker for the conference, called on white students in particular to stand on the side of liberation, justice and to own our responsibility in challenging white supremacy and white privilege. That day I was changed forever … ”
Michelle Foy, RoadMap program manager since early 2013, has played many roles in organizations for more than two decades, acting as the coordinator and collective member with the Center for Political Education based in San Francisco, bookkeeper for left and progressive organizations, and all around administrative support. She has been active in student struggles; in the movement to challenge the Prison Industrial Complex with the California Prison Moratorium Project and Critical Resistance; in community organizing against evictions at North Beach public housing in San Francisco; in environmental justice work as a supporter of PODER and member of the Secret Garden Stewards Collective; and as a member of the People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) board of directors. Michelle is also a proud member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, committed to working with other activists, anti-imperialists and revolutionaries to build a strong left that can fight for and win 21st-century socialism. A major source of enjoyment is watching her five-year-old son, Carmelo, find his way in this complicated world.
Contact Michelle: Michelle@roadmapconsulting.org