A Model for Decolonized Leadership

From Youth Led, to Youth Driven, to Youth Led:

GSA Network’s Decolonized Leadership Model for Creating Sustainable, Constituent- Led, Racial & Gender Justice Organizations

Over the past several years, GSA Network has embarked on a transformation of leadership. Initially a white-led nonprofit organization with a majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color front-line staff and membership base, the organization made a shift to a Co-Executive Director model in 2015, under the leadership of Ginna Brelsford (Co-Executive Director, Finance, Administration & Communications) and Geoffrey Winder (Co-Executive Director, Programs, Policy & Partnerships ), beginning the process of shifting to a BIPOC leadership that more reflected the base constituents of LGBTQ2S members in GSAs around the country. But this was only the beginning.

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