May 8, 2018

Ana, Student Activist from Boyle Heights!

Ana, Student Activist from Boyle Heights!

California Edition: Welcome Ana to Immigration MIC! 🔵 Ana describes herself as a very shy person, but credits her activism work for helping her to breakout, become a part of campaigns and protests. 🔴 A 19 year old student activist, Ana is passionate about running, as well as fighting for healthcare, racial and environmental justice, and immigration. ⚫️ She became involved after the 2016 election; in high school she didn’t think she needed to be involved, but quickly learned the importance of fighting alongside her community. 🔵 She keeps herself humble: she is part of a mixed status family, and grew up with five sisters, and as a result, she is very passionate about helping others, calling it a “duty”. 🔴 She recalls seeing ICE vans where she grew up, and was always fearful of white vans, fearing they may pick her mother up when she would go to work. ⚫️ She works with organizations and organizers in the LA area, collaborating and organizing on issues that affect their families. 🔵 In the future, she aspires to be a lawyer, and maybe one day hold a position in the city of Los Angeles 🔴 “It’s hard to find hope, but know there are activists fighting every day to make change” Download the full podcast on iTunes/ SoundCloud or watch on YouTube!

California Edition: Welcome Ana to Immigration MIC!

🔵 Ana describes herself as a very shy person, but credits her activism work for helping her to breakout, become a part of campaigns and protests.

🔴 A 19 year old student activist, Ana is passionate about running, as well as fighting for healthcare, racial and environmental justice, and immigration.

⚫️ She became involved after the 2016 election; in high school she didn’t think she needed to be involved, but quickly learned the importance of fighting alongside her community.

🔵 She keeps herself humble: she is part of a mixed status family, and grew up with five sisters, and as a result, she is very passionate about helping others, calling it a “duty”.

🔴 She recalls seeing ICE vans where she grew up, and was always fearful of white vans, fearing they may pick her mother up when she would go to work.

⚫️ She works with organizations and organizers in the LA area, collaborating and organizing on issues that affect their families.

🔵 In the future, she aspires to be a lawyer, and maybe one day hold a position in the city of Los Angeles

🔴 “It’s hard to find hope, but know there are activists fighting every day to make change”

Download the full podcast on iTunes/ SoundCloud or watch on YouTube!