My own experience growing up as a Latina immigrant is what has brought me to RJ. Seeing the sacrifices my parents have made for my sister and I only reaffirmed the need for an intersectional lens in understanding and acknowledging the struggles and experiences of our beautiful, hard-working and incredibly resilient Latina/o/x communities. RJ has helped me learn to channel my voice and passion for social justice into advocacy work and be unapologetically chingona”.
Lorena García Zermeño is the Program Coordinator for California Latinas for Reproductive Justice and spearheads our Justice for Young Families(J4YF) initiative where she works closely with CLRJ’s amazing young parent leaders. She graduated in 2014 from UC Santa Cruz and double majored in Anthropology and Feminist Studies with a concentration in Law, Politics and Social Change.