Activist Stereotypes Redefined
Differences are good and must be accepted. As an immigrant, I have been a victim of discrimination, and that was the reason why I founded my nonprofit.
Advocating for systemic change at the state level by proposing legislation and voicing the needs of our black and brown communities
I have more or less successfully kept 7 children, 6 of whom are teenagers in the house during stay-at-home orders.
I have appreciated spending time with my family. Three of my children turned 18 during quarantine and graduating High School. I'm enjoying these last days with us all home as a family before they move on to the next phase of their lives.
Worked to elevate youth voices in response to COVID-19
Related to this moment, I am both stepping up and stepping back, teaching and learning, fighting and healing.... and asking what more can I/we do tomorrow.
Standing up and with those that need it most, wrote original Sanctuary ordinance on behalf of Salem's No Place for Hate Committee
We need to bring change ourselves and not wait for anybody else.