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Graciela Cain

Georgia State University

Africana Studies



Graciela began their career supporting grassroots organizations in the South and became passionate about sex education through their past work with queer youth around HIV advocacy. They are committed to developing coalition around building futures for queer and trans folks, specifically in the South, and addressing housing injustice among marginalized communities. Graciela is also passionate about being a student and a musician, as well as reading. They recently were profiled in Facebook's: We The Culture initiative as DJ/Activist. They also were recently highlighted on AfroPunk for their dedication and using music as a tool for political education. They love to use music, art, and a "Do It Yourself" approach to deepen connections and promote understanding across movements for justice. They are the 2021 recipient of Jacksonville's Cultural Council Robert Arleigh White award for their dedication and commitment to using arts and culture to bring awareness to the intersecting oppression that Black, Indigenous, and people of color queer and trans communities face in the South.

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