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Friday, October 20 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Rising Up: Latinos Building Political Power In the Post-Trump Era

Latinos are a force. As the largest ethnic group in California, it is not enough to play defense in the Trump era. We need to build political power, increase civic engagement and organize communities to ensure a place at the table for the long run. Latino millennials in particular can be critical in shaping a progressive agenda that tackles social and environmental injustices. How can we invest in emerging leaders and lift up a collective demand for change. Hosted by Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO, Latino Community Foundation. With: George Galvis, Executive Director, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice; Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director, Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN); Guillermo Mayer, President and CEO, Public Advocates; Ben Monterroso, Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota.


Workshop Speakers
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George Galvis

George Galvis, co-founder and Executive Director of Communities United for Restorative Youth, has for more than two decades promoted Restorative Justice and healing to address violence plaguing Bay Area communities. Incarcerated at 17 for a violent felony, he turned his life arou... Read More →
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Jacqueline Martinez Garcel

Jacqueline Martinez Garcel is CEO of the Latino Community Foundation, which exists to unleash the power of Latinos in California. Her previous positions include Vice President of NYSHealth Foundation and Executive Director of Community Voices. Jacqueline served on the IOM Roundta... Read More →
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Maricela Gutiérrez

Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director of Services at the Immigrant Rights and Education Network (aka SIREN), a multi-racial grassroots organization serving northern and central California, has extensive community organizing, leadership development and fundraising experience. Maricela, a Rockwood New Americans, Shannon Leadership and UCSF Blue Shield Foundation Fellow, is a founding member of the... Read More →
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Guillermo Mayer

Guillermo Mayer, President/CEO of Public Advocates Inc., is an expert in transportation equity matters who has played leading roles in state and national policy campaigns to enforce civil rights in transportation decision-making, improve equitable outcomes in regional planning, a... Read More →
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Ben Monterroso

Ben Monterroso is the Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota, one of the nation’s leading Latino civic engagement organizations. In 1984 he helped lead the fight against the extreme anti-immigrant ballot initiative, California Proposition 187, and has been a force for the politica... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sausalito Room
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