The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, announced today the appointment of Alisha Williams (preferred gender pronouns: she/her, they/their) as a Program Officer of the Social Justice program. Williams will start in the new role at the end of June.
In their role, Williams will work in partnership with Arcus grantees to make progressive change through base-building, movement building, and other approaches that support the social justice goals to which the foundation is committed. Williams will spend a large portion of their time focused on supporting transgender leadership and advocacy.
Williams brings more than a decade of experience working with and supporting marginalized communities, particularly at the intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity. In their career, Williams has leveraged their legal background to advance progress on a number of issues including youth homelessness, disability justice, immigration, and prisoners’ rights.
Most recently, Williams served as Director of the LGBTQ Poverty Initiative at the Vaid Group where they led policy advocacy and public education efforts among a collaborative of nine organizations focused on the disproportionate economic disparities impacting low-income and poor LGBTQ people...