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“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change


Jul 1, 2020 12:29 PM

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Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Dolores Huerta, & Lydia Camarillo
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Organizer of the Million Man March. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis has had a long career as an African-American civil rights leader and community organizer. Dolores Huerta, Founder & President Dolores Huerta Foundation. Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and community organizer. She has worked in civil rights and social justice for over 50 years. Lydia Camarillo, President of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. Lydia Camarillo is president of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, the largest and oldest national non-profit, nonpartisan organization of its kind, based out of San Antonio, Texas.
Eva Plaza, Gilbert Vasquez, & Margaret Prescod
Eva Plaza, Esq., Former HUD Under Secretary. Civic leader Eva Plaza is partner and owner of the Plaza Law Group. She represents domestic and international corporations in commercial litigation, and has expertise in housing and government contracts, tort and negligence litigation. Gilbert Vasquez, Chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce. Community leader and entrepreneur Gilbert Vasquez is the managing partner of the certified public accounting firm of Vasquez and Company LLP. Margaret Prescod, KPFK FM. Activist Margaret Prescod is the host and executive producer of “Sojourner Truth” a nationally syndicated drive-time public affairs program on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK in Los Angeles, WBAI in New York City and WPFW in Washington, D.C. and other stations in Atlanta, Olympia and Portland.
Gabriela Teisseir
Gabriela Teisseir, Anchor, KMEX-Univision. Born and raised in Mexico City, Gabriela Teisseir is an award-winning journalist, radio talk show host and anchor for the early morning news of “A Primera Hora” on Univision's Los Angeles station KMEX-DT. Teissier received the "Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Impact Award" from the National Hispanic Media Coalition and "Best News Anchor" award from the Los Angeles Press Club. She won six local Emmy Awards including Telly awards for her anchoring, reporting, producing and writing. The California State Senate and the City of Los Angeles also recognized Teisseir for her contributions to the community through her stories on environmental, social and education issues.