Nia MooreWeathers (she/her/hers) is a Sacramento native, and has been working with Youth Forward as a community organizer since 2018. As a firm believer in Black joy/life, racial justice, intentional representation, and equity, most of her advocacy work has centered around reducing recidivism, justice-impacted youth, re-entry services/expungements, and accessibility. Most recently, Nia has worked with the Sacramento Kids First Coalition and the local Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council to ensure community voice and opinion is represented in the SB 823 Implementation Process. Nia has also supported the City of Sacramento in the creation of the Sacramento Racial Equity Leadership Network and the subsequent establishment of a Racial Equity Committee.
During her high school career, Nia participated in youth mentoring programs and LGBTQ advocacy efforts; She was the Vice President of West Campus High School’s Gay Straight Alliance for two years. She pursued her higher education at Humboldt State University where she obtained a B.A. in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Evolutionary Medicine. Outside of work, Nia is well known for her eclectic musical taste and talents, performing in a local band called The Big Kids. She is also a dedicated plant mom and student of natural hair care. She is the older sister to a graduate of Howard University and the daughter of two hard-working and creatively gifted parents.