Public Service Announcement
The Board of the Social Justice Center of Albany is happy to announce we have named Angelica Clarke as our new Executive Director. Angelica has a lifelong history of working toward social justice and grassroots anti-oppression organizing. In the Capital District she has focused on preserving public higher education; organizing with Save Our SUNY, co-founding New York Students Rising, and most recently working as a labor organizer for Graduate Student Employees Union. She has a background in anti-war organizing, alternative community childcare and organizing for queer liberation and has served on the SJC Board since 2013.
Angelica starts transitioning to the leadership position immediately, getting to know the many circles of SJC programs and people and working with departing director to learn the “incredibly random but important stuff Victorio (Reyes) has compiled in his brain over 11 years.” Fellow board member Laura Travison is stepping up to serve as Associate Director with Angelica through the transition period, tentatively through May. Victorio will continue to participate as a member of the Board.
As a committed revolutionary, Angelica brings her dedication to a justice that takes into account race, gender, ability and class disparities in leading the Social Justice Center into the next decade. Come and welcome her, share your stories, and help to shape the future of the SJC!