Elicia Gonzales has worked in the social justice field for more than 19 years. She holds master’s degrees in social work and human sexuality education and is an adjunct professor for Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies and co-founder of the SEXx Collective. From 2009 to 2016 she served as executive director for GALAEI, a queer Latinx social justice organization. Elicia sits on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA and Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp. She lives in Fishtown with her wife and cat and is originally from Denver.
Trina Middleton’s objective in life has always been to serve others. She has worked with alumni volunteers, with high school and college students interested in being educators, and as a civil engineer. She is the director of the University of Pennsylvania alumni board services and also volunteers with organizations that focus on alumni, arts, and health care. Trina appreciates that the mission of Bread & Roses has always been to help sustain organizations that give a voice to those who’ve been ignored — something that may be more crucial now more than ever — and she is grateful for the opportunity to serve.
Julia Stone is a microbiologist for the Philadelphia Water Department. Her social justice work has included organizing young people with wealth or class privilege to redistribute land, wealth, and power with Resource Generation and organizing tenants to fight back against unscrupulous landlords with Philly Socialists’ Solidarity Network. Julia believes that Bread & Roses’ focus on change, not charity, and democratic grantmaking moves power from people with money to people working for real change. She believes that board service with Bread & Roses will deepen her commitment to social justice.