EDGE Magazine Features J. Bob Alotta

Published on Apr 20, 2011

The top movers and shakers in New York’s lesbian and social justice community came together at the Deity in Boerum Hill on April 9 to welcome J. Bob Alotta as the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s new executive director.

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Astraea is a global foundation dedicated to providing financial support to lesbian-led LGBT and progressive organizations. Board Chair Mary Li also honored founding executive director Katherine Acey with an emeritus standing at the Brooklyn event.

EDGE spoke with Alotta the day before her public reception to find out a bit about the woman who will take the helm of the touted 30-year-old organization that granted more than $1.7 million to 146 organizations and individuals in 40 countries in 2010. “My background is a little diverse,” she said. “By trade I’’m a filmmaker; I come from a traditional film media/activist/academic background. I did digital filmmaking at Columbia, new media at Zeitbyte and was board chair at FIERCE. I invested quite a lot in that organization.”

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