"Caro Vera was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants and takes her passion and inspiration for creating a better world from her mother. Caro was the first person in her family to attend both college and receive a master's degree. After transferring from Rio Hondo College, Caro graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor's Degree in Ethnic Studies and Chicana/o Studies. In 2017, Caro received her Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. Today, she works as a Transportation Planner in LA where she works to advance walkable and bikeable neighborhoods in Los Angeles."
Closing: Cassandra Alicia (Xicanisma)
Cassandra Alicia is the founder of online Latina feminist platform "Xicanisma." Boasting over 205k followers, Xicanisma aims to disrupt oppressive narratives through critical analysis and humor. Though Xicanisma was created to make a space for Chicanas/Latinas, Xicanisma highlights the struggles of all marginalized groups of people. Cassandra is also the co-host of "Bitter Brown Femmes”, a podcast that offers critiques and commentary of social justice, pop culture, and Latinx/Xicanx issues. Outside of Xicanisma, Cassandra is active in organizing in her community.