malachI garza (he/they/them)
Malachi Garza is currently the Organizing Director for The Solidaire Network. In this role Malachi mobilizes critical financial, strategy, and collaboration resources to the frontlines of movements for racial, gender and climate justice. Before coming to Solidaire Malachi served for a decade as the W. Haywood Burns Institute Senior Strategist and National Network Director building community-based alternatives to juvenile justice systems across the United States. Before shifting focus to criminal justice Malachi co-founded SOUL (the School of Unity and Liberation) a popular education and community organizing training school.
Malachi serves on the Board of Directors of Auburn Theological Seminary and GLSEN. Malachi is a co-founder of the widely acclaimed Brown Boi Project and a 1999-2022 Rosenberg Foundation Leading Edge Fellow. Malachi’s social justice work in popular education, community organizing, and institution building spans 22 years.