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Friday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Latinas Leading Change for Climate Justice and Solutions

Latina women are a growing force in the movement for climate justice. They are working on local, national and international levels, from the Mission District of San Francisco to the halls of the legislature in Sacramento to Congress in DC to the Amazon rainforest, taking action and promoting positive solutions for their communities, children, and Mother Earth. Hosted by Valeria Brabata, Program Director for Latin America and Caribbean for the Global Fund for Women. With: Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director of Amazon Watch; Lisa Hoyos, Director and Co-Founder of Climate Parents; Tere Almaguer, Youth Organizing Coordinator of PODER.


Workshop Speakers
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Tere Almaguer

Tere Almaguer, an Environmental Justice Organizer at PODER (a San Francisco-based non profit that works with Latino immigrant families and youth to find people-powered, locally-based, environmentally just solutions) for 15+ years, coordinating its youth leadership program (among other projects), is currently working with the Urban Campesino Program developing the community-led Crocker Amazon Farm.
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Valeria Brabata

Valeria Brabata, Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Global Fund For Women, has been a senior consultant to such clients as the MacArthur and WK Kellogg foundations, the HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Planned Parenthood Federation, and the Mexican Ministry of Health. She sits on several NGO boards and advisory bodies and co-founded Senderos para el Desarrollo Comunitario, a Mexican sustainable development non-profit.
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Lisa Hoyos

Lisa Hoyos co-founded and directs Climate Parents, a national organization mobiizing parents and families for climate and clean energy solutions. For the last 20+ years, she has campaigned in the labor, environmental and EJ movements, working with organizations including the AFL-CIO, the BlueGreen Alliance, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and Greenpeace. She serves on the San Francisco Environment Commission. Lisa is Latina and... Read More →
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Leila Salazar-Lopez

Leila Salazar-López is Executive Director of Amazon Watch, which stands with indigenous people in defense of the Amazon rainforest and Mother Earth. For 20+ years, she has been a passionate community, corporate accountability and international solidarity activist working with organizations including Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network. She is a proud Chicana-Latina living in San Francisco's Mission district and mother of 2.

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Santa Rosa Room