Georgia Brooks was a retired academic lab manager at a Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ. She was born and raised on a farm outside of Augusta, GA ; she moved to New York City at age 18. A longtime activist, she was involved in several black lesbian community groups in New York City and New Jersey, Including Jemima Writers Collective; African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC, formerly known as Salsa Soul Sisters), and the Committee for the Visibility of Other Black Women, the first black lesbian conference on the East Coast. She was also on the first board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and was part of the Lesbian Herstory Archives collective. She is survived by two children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Georgia’s Memorial Service will take place Saturday, December 7, 2013. From 6pm-8pm. At Watson Mortuary , 26 Gifford Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304.