Co-Executive Director, CUAV
Lidia Salazar is a Latinx, queer organizer, advocate and survivor of violence. Her professional experience as an advocate for survivors of violence began 12 years ago in Los Angeles. Her experience includes leading a non-profit organization, managing programs, providing counseling to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and hate violence, facilitating support groups, providing trainings for community members and service providers, and supporting the leadership of LGBT Black and Latinx survivors of violence . Lidia is now a Co-Executive Director at Community United Against Violence. CUAV is an LGBTQ anti-violence organization that supports the healing and leadership of survivors of Intimate partner violence, hate violence and violence from law enforcement. CUAV also organizes and mobilizes community members to address the root causes of violence through campaigns. Lidia sits as a Co-Chair of the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium, a network of seventeen domestic violence service agencies in San Francisco. She is also a member of FREE SF, a coalition of organizations advocating for community safety, transformative justice, immigrant rights, and self-determination. Lidia is on the policy committee of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) which strives to increase the safety and resources of LGBTQI survivors of violence, through data analysis, policy advocacy, education and technical assistance.