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Mia 'Tu Mutch' Satya

Mills College

Public Policy



Rand Skolnick Point Scholar

Mia 'Tu Mutch' Satya is an LGBTQ cultural humility trainer, social justice advocate, and community organizer. In her home state of Texas, Mia endured bullying, reparative therapy, and spiritual violence before migrating to San Francisco where she also survived discrimination, homelessness and violence. Her story of surviving a hate crime and organizing a massive rally in response is featured in the Not in Our Town documentary ‘A Prosecutor’s Stand.’ Mia has brought her message of LGBTQ liberation to over 30 universities and conferences and she is also featured in the documentary ‘What’s the T?’, now available on Hulu. While serving two terms on the San Francisco Youth Commission, Mia advocated for Free Muni for Youth, affordable housing and co-created a landmark LGBTQ cultural competency training for 9,000 San Francisco Department of Public Health employees. Mia has experience coordinating wraparound services for homeless youth, internships for LGBTQ youth, and HIV prevention programs for transgender women. As a fellow with Transitional Age Youth San Francisco she provided platforms for young people to engage with City Departments to inform policy decisions that impact their lives, and was instrumental in expanding the City’s Children’s Fund to include disconnected youth 18-24. Mia has served on ten committees of five City of San Francisco departments, including the Department of Public Health and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families. Mia is dedicated to creating innovative and sustainable policy solutions that improve the health, wealth, safety and power of LGBTQ people, and people of color.

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