Lead Program Coordinator, San Diego Black Worker Center
Center on Policy Initiatives
Eryn Wilson Nieves was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA but has always had deep roots in San Diego. As a Black woman and first generation American born to an immigrant mother, she carries her culture and lived experiences throughout her work, using them as her guiding light to social change.
After returning from New Orleans in 2012, Eryn became a recurring canvasser with Alliance San Diego. During this time, she gained knowledge of San Diego’s political landscape and experience in organizing BIPOC communities. This set the stage for Eryn to work her way up to Alliance San Diego’s Civic Engagement Program Director and Redistricting Lead. Eryn was the voice of the organization at national, statewide and local coalitions representing issues ranging from voting and policing to tax and education equity while also leading several successful voter education and issue advocacy field programs. During the 2021 redistricting process, Eryn participated in several statewide tables but most importantly, she was San Diego’s co-lead for the Black Census and Redistricting HUB, which was responsible for creating, sustaining, and increasing black empowerment districts across California. She also sat on and co-convened local tables, drawing local district maps, monitoring and presenting at commission meetings.
Eryn also worked as a Field Representative for Chair Nathan Fletcher. She harnessed her organizing background to connect black people, businesses, and programs to resources and funding available to bridge the economic success gap in our region.
Outside of her activism, Eryn is a wife and mother to two beautiful children, who motivate her to continue pushing for racial and economic equity. She is also a foodie, who proclaims food as her second love and enjoys going to new restaurants on her free time.
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