Anita Halasz

Executive Director

Anita is the Executive Director of Long Island Jobs with Justice. Anita was born in Romania and moved to New York City at the age of four. Anita moved to Long Island in 2004 and received a Bachelors and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from SUNY Stony Brook. Anita went on to receive a Masters in Disability Studies from the School of Professional Studies at CUNY. Anita began organizing as a student in college focusing on issues of corporate accountability, campus transparency, and LGBTQ rights. For 3 years, Anita led Stony Brook’s “Kick Coca-Cola Off Campus” campaign – they won! Anita joined Long Island Jobs with Justice in 2010 as a part-time Administrative Assistant, and in 2011 came on staff as the immigrant rights organizer. During this time, Anita coordinated the Equal Education and Employment Project, which provided resources and advocacy opportunities to undocumented students and their families, and founded the Long Island DREAM Act Coalition. Anita became Executive Director in January of 2014. Anita currently lives in Lake Ronkonkoma with their wife, Maria, son, Dimitri, and their Chihuahua, Macho, and 3-legged kitty, Butch.

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