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IconicoXchange is hosted by long-time activist and advocate, Luis Avila, who has founded multiple organizations that are focused on creating positive change for communities of color. Season one consists of a series of conversations with change-makers from across the country working in a multitude of spaces from education, immigrant rights, labor unions, to elections. We explore why they were moved to become leaders themselves, how they approach their work, and the lessons learned they want to pass along to the newest generations of leadership that are being born out of the chaos that is 2020.

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IconicoXchange is hosted by long-time activist and advocate, Luis Avila, who has founded multiple organizations that are focused on creating positive change for communities of color. Season one consists of a series of conversations with change-makers from across the country working in a multitude of spaces from education, immigrant rights, labor unions, to elections. We explore why they were moved to become leaders themselves, how they approach their work, and the lessons learned they want to pass along to the newest generations of leadership that are being born out of the chaos that is 2020.

    The Black and Brown Get Down

    The Black and Brown Get Down

    Mary Moran is the founder of Our Voice, Nuestra Voz, an organization based in NOLA that works with Black and Brown families to ensure quality education for their children. In this episode, Mary talks about her experience working with communities that both preserve and curate a deep history of Black People but also are seeing a new wave of immigrants displaced by violence in Central America.

    • 20 min
    Unions In The Time Of COVID

    Unions In The Time Of COVID

    Gabby Seay is the Director of Political Action at 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, one of the largest labor unions in the country, representing across five states and Washington, D.C. in the northeastern area of the country. She shares with us how the current pandemic has hit the most vital front-line workers and how unions that try to protect those workers have had to shift their work over the years. Gabby also shares how she navigates the struggle for power for the community that happens bot during and outside of election cycles.

    • 22 min
    Mijente Shaping Meaning in the World

    Mijente Shaping Meaning in the World

    Our host, Luis Avila has a candid conversation with Marisa Franco, co-founder and Director of Mijente, an online organizing tool for Latinx and Chicanx activists. Marisa is a Latinx rights advocate and community organizer who went from growing up in the small town of Guadalupe, AZ, to running national campaigns. In this episode she talks about what pushed her to become a leader and how she created an organization that manages to always make its supporters feel like they are a part of something much larger than themselves.

    • 25 min

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