Callie Greer has been a Grassroots Community Organizer for 20+ years. At this part of her journey, she is the Community Navigator for Alabama Appleseed. Callie enjoys her work with Grassroots Folks in different communities in Alabama. Callie is passionate about advocating for Medicaid Expansion, Advocating Against Gun Violence, and cooking. She lost her daughter Venus to Cancer largely because of the lack of Healthcare Insurance and her son Mercury to Gun violence. And by the Grace of God, she gets to do this for a living, allowing her personal experiences to be the foundation for her professional work and combine them into her passions. The fear of families experiencing untimely loss of life is one of the things that fuels her, but the hope of a better future and more life gives her energy.
She came to the CAG via Leah Nelson of Alabama Appleseed, who thought she was a perfect fit for this project. After learning what the CAG would be doing, she thought she was also a perfect fit. Her favorite part about being in CAG is the Zoom calls, updates from everyone, the sharing of information, and the fact that everyone is active in this work. Some of Callie’s highlights from the 1st year were the swag she received from FSP and getting to meet everyone in person for the first time last year. She is excited to continue creating meaningful change with the CAG this year.