Sharlia Lebreton Gulley
Sharlia was first politicized on her college campus, Cal State LA, as a scholar activist organizing against student fees, tuition freezes and required ethnic studies curriculum. She was further politicized post Trayvon Martin as a founding organizer of “J4TMLA”, later Black Lives Matter. Sharlia is a sociologist and scholar of the African Diaspora, the Caribbean experience and the healing arts. Since 2015, Sharlia has lived in Miami, FL after initially migrating to pursue a Ph.D. in FIU’s Political Science department. Sharlia is also an herbalist, healer, and Haitian folklorique dancer. Sharlia joined FLIC in 2020 as staff with The Rising Tide; Florida’s Grassroots Feminist Collaboration where she is the Vision & Culture Program Coordinator.