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- Is what we say as important as the words we use to say them? Could it be that the green party has not grown in Alameda county because of a patriarchy that is reflected in how we talk to one another? Does the movement suffer from the same patriarchy we criticize others of having? Does how we speak and what we say have an impact on our ability to move forward more swiftly? Join your community as we engage in this conversation.
- Ourpresenters are Meleiza Figueroa, Vicente Cruz, and Aidan “AJ” Hill:
- Meleiza Figueroa is Co-Facilitator of the Movement School for Revolutionaries (https://www.school4rev.org). She is a PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, and was Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign. She has been a longtime political educator and organizer, and has been involved in a wide range of movements for social and environmental justice.
- Vicente Cruz is an Oakland Green, the Producer of the Oakland Greens dinner and movie discussion series, and a sports educator.
- Aidan “AJ” Hill (they/them/theirs) County Council member is an emerging political activist in the bay area living on the intersection of multiple identities. They hope to highlight the disparity of power among marginalized groups and actively contribute to the social, cultural and political movements during their lifetime. Aidan actively works to promote pro-black feminism, trans-inclusion, environmental protections and develop a culture of consent and radical vulnerability in order to create a cycle of empowerment. By empowering others to be vulnerable, we break down stigmas that tell us that we must remain silent and alone. Their ultimate goal is to ensure that all persons have the ability to live a life of dignity and autonomy.