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Yolanda Carrillo
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:09 pm
Chief Legal Counsel Illinois Department of Labor FOCUS Yolanda focuses her work on advocating for low-wage workers in Illinois. Through this work, Yolanda has identified issues that critically affect the rural immigrant worker community that is also the victim of crimes. Within this community, a significant issue is the lack of access to benefits available… View Article
Nakeitra Burse
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:08 pm
Owner/Principal Strategist Six Dimensions FOCUS Black women are three to four times more likely to die from birth-related complications than their white counterparts—a crisis that requires a systems approach. Dr. Nakeitra Burse is working to address this issue through building the visibility and capacity of birth workers to serve Black families and ensure that Black… View Article
Hasshan Batts
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:05 pm
Director, Allentown Promise Neighborhood Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley FOCUS Hasshan Batts is a content and context expert who works to uplift the voices of those most impacted, those who often possess the most intimate and creative solutions yet are most often ignored. He is a champion in Allentown, Pa., for trauma-informed care, restorative… View Article
Amee Raval
Posted On March 5, 2020 9:53 pm
Policy & Research Director Asian Pacific Environmental Network FOCUS Amee focuses working-class communities of color at the center of building solutions to the climate crisis. The communities with the fewest material resources face the greatest threats from climate change. A lot of efforts around climate adaptation traditionally focus on protecting forests, coasts, and wetlands. But… 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

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