Luna Moreta Avila

GUTC Project Director

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Luna Moreta Avila (she/her/hers), is a community space-holder and advocate based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raised in a working-class European immigrant family in Chicago and forever transformed by the queer chosen family she found as a teenager, she has fought for personal and collective transformation for more than 15 years via a variety of political projects which center prison abolition, trans liberation, community empowerment, collective healing, and racial justice. Luna has led a number of projects that center transgender communities in the Bay Area at organizations such as UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. She has also been a consultant for a number of city departments and local organizations looking to better serve trans communities. Most recently, Luna served as both program leadership and Development Director at Young Women’s Freedom Center, a leadership development organization for system-impacted young women and trans youth of all genders, where she shifted her focus to resourcing organizing in alignment with her values.