Michelle Foy

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Michelle Foy

Michelle Foy is a Bay Area activist. She joined Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco) as the Finance and Administration Director in April, 2018. Prior to CPA, Michelle worked as RoadMap’s Program Manager, an organization devoted to providing capacity building and organizational development to social justice organizations and alliances across the nation. She has played many roles in non-profit, progressive and left organizations for over two decades in finance and operations, including as coordinator, collective member, and currently as advisory board member with the Center for Political Education. Michelle is a member of the Causa Justa/Just Cause and Kendra Alexander Foundation board of directors. Michelle is guided by the mentorship and support she has received from many different generations of activists and organizers from movements for racial, economic, and gender justice; in the fight against the prison industrial complex; the labor movement; and those committed to rebuilding an organized left in the U.S. She grew up politically and otherwise in Colorado before moving to the Bay Area in 1997.[1]

She has been active in student struggles; in the movement to challenge the Prison Industrial Complex; and is active with the Secret Garden Stewards Collective, a community garden in support of base-building and community resilience in the Mission. Michelle is also a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization. [2]

She worked with Critical Resistance, a grassroots national organization fighting for an end to the Prison Industrial Complex.

Foy was introduced to organizing as a student at the University of Colorado during the 1994 struggle to create an Ethnic Studies Department. With Critical Resistance she worked to defeat Proposition 21, California's youth criminalization initiative, and helped found the California Prison Moratorium Project.[3]

She is married to Fernando Marti.

Seed the Vote

Seed the Vote is a project of the Everyday People PAC.

Some of the individuals supporting this project (organizations listed for identification purposes only):


Michelle Foy is Program Manager with RoadMap, a Freedom Road Socialist Organization affiliated consultancy group .[5]


“I grew up in the 80s in the suburban town of Littleton, Colorado, before it landed on the world map for the Columbine shooting. My family was of thousands who benefitted from the G.I. Bill and the resulting accumulation of wealth for white families. My political initiation, in 1991, began by working with the Student Environmental Action Coalition to organize a national conference focused on Environmental Justice. Dhoruba Bin Wahad, former political prisoner, Black Panther and keynote speaker for the conference, called on white students in particular to stand on the side of liberation, justice and to own our responsibility in challenging white supremacy and white privilege. That day I was changed forever … ”

Michelle Foy, RoadMap program manager since early 2013, has played many roles in organizations for more than two decades, acting as the coordinator and collective member with the Center for Political Education based in San Francisco, bookkeeper for left and progressive organizations, and all around administrative support. She has been active in student struggles; in the movement to challenge the Prison Industrial Complex with the California Prison Moratorium Project and Critical Resistance; in community organizing against evictions at North Beach public housing in San Francisco; in environmental justice work as a supporter of PODER and member of the Secret Garden Stewards Collective; and as a member of the People Organized to Win Employment Rights \ board of directors. Michelle is also a proud member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, committed to working with other activists, anti-imperialists and revolutionaries to build a strong left that can fight for and win 21st-century socialism. A major source of enjoyment is watching her five-year-old son, Carmelo, find his way in this complicated world.[6]

Freedom Road magazine


Special thanks f Freedom Road Socialist Organization's Freedom Road magazine Number 1, Spring 2001 went to Cameron Barron, Scott Braley, Ajamu Dillahunt, Bill Capowski, Mike Meiselman, Rajiv Rawat, Vicky Menjivar, Michelle Foy, Jon Liss, Chip Smith.

For May Day and Beyond

For May Day and Beyond: White People Stepping Up for Immigrant Rights! was a letter circulated in May 2006, among people mostly affiliated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Open Letter to White Communities

In the past month, five million people, mostly immigrants of color, have mobilized for justice and are making history, flooding the streets in unprecedented numbers. Meanwhile, the most visible participation by white people is coming from the racist and right wing leaders who are defining and dominating the debate in the Federal government and in the news, radio and opinion pages. Where are the voices of anti-racist white people in this crucial moment, when the worst anti-immigrant legislation in decades is still poised to drop?

Signatories included Michelle Foy, Freedom Road Socialist Organization. [7]

"Managing US Decline"



Featuring Gary Younge, Author of "No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the Deep South"

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 2009 St. John's Church, San Francisco

Like previous events sponsored by this Ad Hoc Committee, this program is aimed at fostering dialogue and debate among leftists who see themselves operating within the left-wing-of-the-Obama-motion political space. If there are people sharing this broad viewpoint who you believe would be interested in participating in this conversation, we encourage you to extend this invitation to them.

Ad-Hoc Left Committee: Carl Bloice, Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, Michelle Foy, Juan Lopez, Calvin Miaw, Giuliana Milanese, Maria Poblet, Tim Thomas, Mei-ying Williams, Steve Williams.[8]

"The Cost of Privilege"


Chip Smith is the director of a workers' center and an anti-war activist in Eastern North Carolina[9]. He is the author of "The Cost of Privilege".

He was assisted in writing the book by Juliet Ucelli, Joe Navarro, Elly Leary, Badili Jones, Michelle Foy, Malcolm Goff (artwork).[10]

"Claim No Easy Victories"

The Center for Political Education April 17, 2014.

APRIL 28th! Join the The Center for Political Education, LeftRoots, and SFSU's Race and Resistance Studies for "Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral" Book Talk w/ Bill Fletcher, Jr., Maria Poblet, Walter Turner and N'Tanya Lee.


At 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics! — with Michelle Foy, Fernando Marti, Jason Ferreira, Carolina Morales, Camilo Sol Zamora, Kalexa Hella Zapantista, Walter Turner, N'Tanya Lee, Bill Fletcher, Jr., La More Rivas, Mari Posa, Jason Chipsnguac, Steve Williams, Maria Poblet and Yeiber Cano.


Kim Deihl, Michelle Foy, Bryan Proffitt and Claire Tran are all young members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization[11].

David Campos supporters


Carolina Morales May 12, 2014, possted out to fellow David Campos supporters;

feel free to tag yourself, download it, share it, make it your own!!

we have less than a month left to get him elected! — with Jose Cruz, Carlos Manuel Martinez, Michelle Foy, Annyred Roldan, Mario De Mira, Mari Posa, Alba Guerra, Aspen Dominguez, Sarah Lesla Korda, Karla Gabriela, Luis Vasquez Gomez, Maria Breaux, Migue Astudillo Hirsch, Lidia Salazar, Michelle White, Catalina Valencia, Isa Noyola, Fernando Marti, Lucia Luz Libre Kimble and Pavel Villegas.

Causa Justa board members

As of 2015 the board of Causa Justa/Just Cause included;[12]

FRSO comrades

Book talk with Jamala Rogers

518 Valencia St, San Francisco Sunday 7 February 2016, organized by Michelle Foy "Book talk with Jamala Rogers, founder of the St. Louis based Organization for Black Struggle & author of Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebel".

Jamala will explore the roots of the Ferguson Rebellion and the practical lessons for organizing.
"There is no algorithm, no theory that can predict when human rage reaches its boiling point. I wanted to expose to some and to remind others that there is another side of Ferguson, St. Louis County, USA that exists...if we work together in a respectful & disciplined way, a new Ferguson, St. Louis, & USA, is possible." —Jamala Rogers

Those signalling their intention to attend on Wherevent included Georgia Faye Hirsty, Melanie McCrea, Joe Navarro, Michelle Foy, Cynthia Fong, Gerald Lenoir, Fernando Marti, Lucia Aguilar-Navarro, Joyce Nakamura, Jeremy Gong, Jason Wallach, Andrew Rogge, Lucy Clarke, Colleen FitzSimons, Saima Hashimi, Rachel Rye Butler, Pam Tau Lee, Afomeia Tesfai, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Kari Riesgo Banuelos, Eva Martinez, Justin Tombolesi, Josh Warren-White, Kate Sorensen, Malkia Cyril, Lelia Gomez, Mark Prudowsky, N’Tanya Lee, Marcy Rein, Finley Coyl, Shina Riane, Ken Yamada, Dyan Ruiz, Nancy Wan, Sarah Jarmon, Mark McBeth, Leon Sun, Sabrina Cascos Peterson, Mary Sweeters, Eric See, Dani Gonzalez, Mashael Majid, Susan Weiss, Juan Gamboa, Jr., Amy Sonnie, Felicia Gustin, Mickey Ellinger, Betty Pazmino, Charlie Fredrick, Aimee Molina Cuellar, Becki Ming-Yoke Hom.

Sponsored by: Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad and LeftRoots.[13]

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those indicating they would attend, on Facebook included Michelle Foy.[14]

Community defense in the time of Trump


Fernando Marti January 14, 2017.

Community defense in the time of Trump, at the Center for Political Education conference, with Michelle Foy, Lara Kiswani, Max Elbaum and Devonte Jackson.

Political Regeneration and Hope in Mexico


Political Regeneration and Hope in Mexico, Public · Hosted by Sarah Jarmon and Isaac Ontiveros, Bruce Hobson, Doug Monica, Michelle Foy.

Saturday, July 21 (2018) at 4 PM PDT.

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC).

Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Center for Political Education.

Javier Bravo, professor of history at the University of Guanajuato, México and representative for México’s left party, MORENA (National Regeneration Movement -- Movimiento Regeneración Nacional) will speak on the post election situation and political crisis in México.[15]