Sala Cyril (she/her),

Interim Executive Director

As of January 1, 2024, Sala Cyril is the Interim Executive Director of Vision Change Win. She also continues to serve as Community Safety Director, where she oversees the program strategy, team and funding for community safety.

“I’m excited and grateful to step into the role of incoming Interim Executive Director, shepherding the vision of VCW and our team. VCW’s legacy is vast, and our future embraces change and possibility. In our next chapter, we will continue to strengthen BIPOC, Queer, and Trans movement organizations by expanding our community safety and conflict transformation offerings, and remain a critical partner that enables our movements to win.” —Sala Cyril, Interim Executive Director, 2024

As a longtime social justice educator and organizer, Sala has organized with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) NY chapter since 2002 and served as it’s security coordinator for more than fifteen years. Her organizing work with MXGM ranges from coordinating security to leading programming such as New Afrikan Scouts, Camp Pumziko, Copwatch, Know Your Rights Trainings, Black August, political prisoner work and more. Sala was the Founding Director at Little Maroons Childcare Cooperative, which sunsetted in 2020. Passionate about the arts, youth, community safety and liberatory practices, Sala incorporates creativity into every aspect of her work.

Sala's headshot is of a Black woman with curly black hair that reaches to her cheeks. She has a small gold nose piercing. She is smiling. She is wearing a white top with lace flowers, and a gold stole. She has on a gold necklace with a pendant of upside down chevros.