In this interactive talk, Dr. Verónica Vélez shares lessons learned from over 15 years of grassroots organizing with Latina im/migrant families in California campaigning for comprehensive immigration reform and educational change in local public schools. Through popular education, these families produced skills, knowledges, and networks to create a public platform for movement-building despite continued efforts by the state to keep them out. Dr. Vélez will share insights from this work as it applies to youth-led organizing and discuss why these strategies matter for tackling the most pressing issues affecting the Latinx community in Washington state.
This presentation took place August 24th, 2020 for the annual Youth Leadership Summit hosted by the Alianza Leadership Program.
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