LaLa Zannell

LaLa Zannell

As the Community Organizer at the New York City Anti-Violence project (AVP), LaLa is the face of 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 and speechwriter who speaks out on issues related to anti-LGBTQ violence, and especially the disproportionate violence that transgender women of color face. LaLa is a member of the National Coalition of Anti violence Program (NCAVP) Movement Building Committee, Additional LaLa spoke at the White House for the first trans women of color briefing for Women’s History Month and made this year’s 2015 Trans 100 list for LaLa’s work with making the lives of Trans Woman of Color better.