In this episode Diana talks to Elisa Batista, a mom, writer and activist based out of Berkeley. They discuss Latinx power, why coalition-building is important and why we must demystify voting.
Elisa is currently working on a book with Presente.org Executive Director Matt Nelson tentatively titled “¡Presente! Latinx Power Remaking Democracy.” Presente.org, is the nation’s largest digital Latinx organization with more than 500,000 member-volunteers advancing social justice through technology, media and culture.
This power mom has long organized Latinx families, having worked as a campaign director for MomsRising.org, where she co-founded their bilingual community MamásConPoder, which translates to “MomsWithPower.”
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What is Elisa reading?
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Elisa’s favorite city is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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