Speaker Profile

LaLa Zannell

LaLa Zannell
Lead Organizer
New York City Anti- Violence Project

As the Lead Organizer at the New York City Anti-Violence project (AVP), LaLa leads AVP’s public community organizing work, doing advocacy, outreach and networking on behalf of LGBTQ New Yorkers who have experienced violence. LaLa also plays a key role in AVP’s Rapid Incident Response team, which responds whenever incidents of hate violence, sexual violence or intimate partner violence impacting LGBTQ and HIV-affected New Yorkers become public. LaLa is a gifted public speaker, speechwriter who speaks out on issues related to anti-LGBTQ violence, especially the disproportionate violence that trans and gender non- conforming people of color face. LaLa is a member of the National Coalition of Anti violence Program (NCAVP) Movement Building Committee. In additional LaLa spoke at the White House for the first trans women of color briefing for Women’s History Month, testified at the historic Congressional Forum on violence against transgender people.

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