Tony Christon-Walker is a native of Dolomite, AL. Yes, it’s a real place. Labor organizing is a new space, but he is no stranger to organizing and creating space. During his tenure at AIDS Alabama, Tony expanded the Prevention and Outreach program to the largest in the agency’s history. He created a mentoring program for young people living with HIV and is an active mentor to many young people in and around the state.
After noticing a lack of diversity in the Gay Pride circles in Alabama, Tony and a group of friends created Bham Black Pride, a Pride organization that centers the life experiences of Black and other marginalized individuals. Tony believes that when people don’t want you at their table, create your own.