Gentrification & Gender Expectations: Women in the Fruitvale

Gentrification & Gender Expectations: Women in the Fruitvale explains the challenges that Latinas face as mothers, wives, immigrants, and victims of tenant harassment, and the importance of empowering these women to strengthen themselves and their community.

Ada Recinos

Born in Los Angeles to parents who emigrated from El Salvador, Ada calls Torrance, California home. She graduated with a B.A. in global information and social enterprise studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She interned at the National Organization for Women, where she helped plan the 2013 National … Read more

Georgina Jimenez

Georgina grew up in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2012 with a degree in political science and Chicano studies. She participated in the Service Learning program for Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center and Centro De Los Trabajadores … Read more

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San … Read more

Irene Romulo

Originally from Cicero, Illinois, Irene graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in social policy. She interned with legal clinics and women’s empowerment groups in Chicago in order to help low-income victims of domestic violence access legal assistance and support groups. Irene also interned and conducted research for a women’s … Read more

Jarymar Arana

Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Jarymar graduated from St. Edward’s University in 2011 with a degree in environmental science and policy. She interned with the south-central regional office of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she worked with border community leaders to assess the success of the Border 2012 grant program and … Read more