Toni-Michelle Williams Photo Credit: DJ Pulce [2023]

Toni-Michelle Williams

2023 Grand Marshal

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Toni-Michelle Williams is an auto-theorist, performance artist, embodied leadership/somatics coach and executive director of Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNAPCO). Grounded in humor and joy, she is a celebrated community organizer in prison abolition/ criminal (IN)justice reform issues and leadership development for Black transgender, LGBQ people, sex workers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), and Black youth. She has co- led city wide campaigns that has incubated the Atlanta Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative, cannabis reform, sex worker protections, Closing down the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC), and police accountability for the families of Alexia Christian, DeAundre Phillips, Tee Tee Dangerfield and Rayshard Brooks.