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Is an organizer, educator, and activist born in Korea and now living in New York City. He became politically active around the struggle to fight for legal protections for undocumented immigrant youth in 2012. Organizing in the immigrant rights struggle, he realized the need to connect the different fronts of struggles and unite marginalized communities in the US and internationally. Currently, he serves as the General Manager of the People’s Forum.
Manolo de los Santos
Organizer and social justice activist. He was founding director of the People’s Forum, a movement incubator for marginalized communities to build unity across historic lines of division at home and abroad. Since then, he has served as an educator and consultant with social movements across Latin America and Africa.
is a Chicana organizer and popular educator in NYC. She started organizing young women as a high school student in Southern California 20 years ago and has been committed to fighting for working class women and families ever since. As a NYC city public school teacher, she organized students and coworkers to protest against budget cuts, the Iraq war, police brutality and anti-immigrant laws. As the Education Director for a national reproductive justice organization, she’s traveled around the country training working-class Latina activists principally in New York, Texas, Virginia and Florida to become leaders and organizers in their communities.
Pilar Troya Fernández
is an Ecuadorian activist, researcher, and feminist anthropologist. Her main areas of interest are social public policies, especially concerning gender equality and the feminist movement. Her activism began in college as part of the student movement and she was involved in the Women’s Assembly in Quito. She worked as a researcher with the System of Social Indicators (SIISE) and the Latin America Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), where she also taught classes on public policies and social indicators. She then served as an advisor to the Ministry of National Planning, and as an advisor and Deputy Minister to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Ecuador.