Center on Policy Initiatives
Blair Overstreet is a committed advocate for racial equity and the San Diego chapter lead of Showing Up for Racial Justice, an organization that focuses on educating and mobilizing white people to fight inequality. Additionally, Blair is a cofounder of the Dede McClure Community Bail Fund, an organization supporting those held in jail simply because they can’t afford to pay bail with an organizing eye towards ending cash bail.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been a Harmonizer (core leadership) for We All We Got San Diego mutual aid providing food, rent relief, and political empowerment to those most impacted–our BIPOC, immigrant, and disable neighbors. Blair has worked locally in multiracial coalitions on issues like police accountability, humane immigration practices, and affordable housing. She’s a City Heights resident and believes strongly in grassroots, community-based organizing and neighborhoods where people look out for each other and build community power. In Blair’s decade-long teaching career, she helped her students understand the systems of inequality in our world and empowered them to go out and change it. Now she’s getting into that work full time as a community organizer at CPI with the Invest In San Diego Families Coalition and the Community Schools Coalition.