Malia Lazu

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Malia Lazu


Malia Lazu is a Massachusetts activist. She Executive Director & Co-Founder of Future Boston.

Upon completing a two-year fellowship at MIT, Malia Lazu joins Future Boston with over two decades of experience establishing grass roots involvement in political advocacy and civic engagement.

Malia took over as Executive Director in November 2011 where she serves as chief operations officer of Future Boston, credited for taking Future Boston from concept into reality. As Executive Director, Malia is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s strategic planning, program development, fundraising, and reporting to the Board of Directors.

The passion and success of Malia’s work has earned her a reputation as one of the most insightful and critical organizers of her generation, and caught the attention of MTV, Showtime, ABC-TV’s Chronicle, Fox News, and print publications such as Newsweek, The Boston Globe, and Boston Magazine.

In addition to her extensive work advocating for our youth, Malia has managed campaigns for numerous tastemakers including Grammy Award-winner and famed Civil-Rights Activist Harry Belafonte, American novelist Walter Mosley, and Peter Lewis, philanthropist and Democratic Party donor.[1]

Up For Democracy

Up For Democracy, created in the mid-2000's, described itself as "a multi-cultural grassroots coalition for participatory democracy, economic and social justice and peace"[2]

Steering Committee members included Malia Lazu, Institute for Policy Studies - Cities for Progress, D.C..

Boston Vote

In 2001, Malia Lazu was a contact for Boston Vote[3]

Dream Reborn

The Dream Reborn poster

One of Green For All's project is Dream Reborn. It organized a conference to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on April 4-6, 2008 Memphis Cook Convention Center.[4]

Some of the presenters were Van Jones, Majora Carter (Sustainable South Bronx/Green For All), Winona LaDuke (Honor the Earth), Malia Lazu (The Gathering for Justice), LaDonna Redmond (Institute for Community Resource Development), Mary Anne Hitt (Appalachian Voices), Reverend Lennox Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus), Adrienne Maree Brown (The Ruckus Society), Tony Anderson (Morehouse College Student Leader), Ian Kim (Oakland Green Jobs Corps) and more.[5]

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