Maria ZamudioTeddy Witherington AwardSelected by SF Pride Board of Directors
Teddy Witherington Award
Recognizing those individuals who have contributed a longstanding, large body of work to the LGBTQ community.Maria Zamudio is a queer Mexican immigrant femme raised in a working class mixed-status family in Santa Barbara, where she began organizing with other immigrant students at her high school. She continued her work with immigrant communities at UCSB, graduating with a BS in Feminist Studies. She has been living and working in the Bay Area for the last six years, primarily as a housing rights organizer with Causa Justa::Just Cause, organizing mostly Latinx working class tenants in San Francisco fighting for their homes and their right to live affordably, safely, and dignified. She helped develop the SF Anti-Displacement Coalition and Plaza16, two forces for housing rights and community development, and is now working with the Center for Story-Based Strategy, harnessing the power of narrative for social change.