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Yadira Montoya
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:34 pm
Health Program Officer Lloyd A. Fry Foundation FOCUS Yadira’s interest in health, and her belief that healthcare is a basic human right, began as a young girl when she served as her parents’ ad hoc advocate, interpreter, and “care coordinator.” In high school, her interest expanded to advocating for the health of her community—La Villita—when… View Article
Raji Ganesan
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:20 pm
Community Educator/Artist/Facilitator Youth Empowerment Project FOCUS Classrooms serving marginalized youth in Phoenix, Ariz., should center safety, healing, justice, critical thinking, and community wisdom. By design, in Phoenix and all over the U.S., classrooms serving predominantly Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, and Refugee youth are sites of hostility and criminalization. As levels of trauma experienced by young people… View Article
Oscar Paul Medina
Posted On March 3, 2020 9:59 pm
CEO & Founder Conscious Cultura FOCUS Imagine Mia, a senior at Calexico High School. Her parents are immigrants from Mexico; her father is imprisoned, and her mother suffers from depression. Mia is raising her two younger siblings, while holding a part-time job and applying to college. During COVID- 19, she lost an uncle to the… View Article
Naya Jones
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Managing Director Get Rooted Consulting, LLC FOCUS Throughout American cities, Black, indigenous, and people of color communities {BIPOC} and BIPOC-led organizations navigate the intertwined challenges of food injustice, displacement, and wellbeing. As a geographer and healing arts practitioner, I help organizations and cultural workers put healing arts into everyday practice as they reimagine food and… View Article

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