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Anza Becnel – A NOLA Organizer Helps People Gain ‘Their Lives Back’

Anza Becnel – A NOLA Organizer Helps People Gain ‘Their Lives Back’

Hero’s name: Anza Becnel Home city: New Orleans Organization affiliation: Stand With Dignity at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Anza Becnel is the new lead organizer for Stand With Dignity, which supports economic inclusion and racial equity especially […]

Marguerite Casey Foundation Honors Chavez Day Heroes for 2017

Marguerite Casey Foundation Honors Chavez Day Heroes for 2017

Anza Becnel – A NOLA Organizer Helps People Gain ‘Their Lives Back’ Cesar Chavez Day Heroes 2017 Hero’s name: Anza Becnel Home city: New Orleans Organization affiliation: Stand With Dignity at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Anza Becnel […]

Ninfa Aleman – An Empowered, Confident Heroine in South Texas

Ninfa Aleman – An Empowered, Confident Heroine in South Texas

Hero’s name: Ninfa Aleman Home city: Brownsville, Texas Organization affiliation: La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Ninfa Aleman has been a longtime member of LUPE and a leader of the community. She began her volunteer work with Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center […]

Gabriela Castaneda – Supports Bridges and Hugs on U.S.-Mexico Border

Gabriela Castaneda – Supports Bridges and Hugs on U.S.-Mexico Border

Hero’s name: Gabriela Castaneda Home city: El Paso, Texas Organization affiliation: Border Network for Human Rights How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Unfortunately this harsh border policy is taking us apart….What we need is family reunification, what we need is bridges, not walls.” — Gabriela […]

Maria Elena Ramos – An Immigrant Organizes for Kids and Technology

Maria Elena Ramos – An Immigrant Organizes for Kids and Technology

Hero’s name: Maria Elena Ramos Home city: San Francisco Organization affiliation: Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Maria Elena has been a member of Parents Making a Change (PMAC), which is Coleman’s parent organizing project for seven years. She immigrated […]

Arnulfo Manriquez – Equity and Families Are at Center of His Work

Arnulfo Manriquez – Equity and Families Are at Center of His Work

Hero’s name: Arnulfo Manriquez Home city: Chula Vista, California Organization affiliation: MAAC How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Arnulfo Manriquez has dedicated his career to the betterment of underserved individuals, households and communities in San Diego. He serves as president and CEO of MAAC, a […]

James Mackey – #StuckOnReplay Founder Takes on Prison Slavery

James Mackey – #StuckOnReplay Founder Takes on Prison Slavery

Hero’s name: James Mackey Home city: Boston Organization affiliation: #StuckOnReplay How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “James Mackey is an activist, motivational speaker, community organizer, member of the YouthBuild USA National Alumni Council and founder of a grassroots movement called #StuckOnReplay. The mission of […]

Serena Owen – A Kentucky Leader Calls for an ‘Inclusive Community’

Serena Owen – A Kentucky Leader Calls for an ‘Inclusive Community’

Hero’s name: Serena Owen Home city: Elsmere, Kentucky Organization affiliation: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Serena Owen is the Community Liaison for the Greater Cincinnati Central Labor Council and the Greater Cincinnati United Way. In addition, she has been […]

San Juanita Aguirre – Her Son Inspires Health Outreach Work in Texas

San Juanita Aguirre – Her Son Inspires Health Outreach Work in Texas

Hero’s name: San Juana Aguirre Home city: Mission, Texas Organization affiliation: La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “San Juanita is a hero in my eyes and in the eyes of other community members. San Juanita went through a devastating moment in her […]

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