San Mateo County Democracy for America is excited to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with a powerful panel, including Rubin Abrica, East Palo Alto, Rocsana Enriquez, Redwood City, and Victoria Sanchez De Alba, Pacifica, who will talk about Hispanic history, their own history with activism and service to their communities, and how working together will make all our communities stronger.
Ruben Abrica has been on the East Palo Alto City Council since 2004 and in 2006 became the first Latino Mayor. He was also deeply involved in the movement to incorporate East Palo Alto and served on the first city council in the 1980s. Ruben recently retired from De Anza Community College where he taught in the Spanish, Latinx, and Intercultural Studies Departments. Ruben immigrated as a teenager from Mexico where he attended a night vocational school and worked during the day.
Rocsana Enriquez is a highly self driven and motivated working Latina residing in District 4 unincorporated Redwood City. CSM, SJSU and USF Alumni MPA. She brings 10 years of diverse expertise in many areas around Education, Public Health, Criminal Justice System and Housing. She serves on several non profit boards including the HIP Housing Board of Directors, she's a former City of Belmont Planning Commissioner and currently serves as Vice Chair on the first ever created City of Redwood City Police Advisory Committee. During her free time she likes to contribute to her community.
Victoria Sánchez De Alba serves as Northern Vice-Chair and Chair of Farmworker Affairs Committee of the San Mateo County Democratic Party. She is a National News Emmy Award-winning Journalist-turned-Communications professional, and Founder and President of De Alba Communications. She combines her passion for social justice specializing in Multicultural Public Relations, “Telling the stories that don’t get told.” Victoria is experienced in community engagement, government relations for social impact businesses, working with philanthropic foundations and community organizations executing PR and media outreach strategies to amplify their mission, business goals and success.
Democrats are often accused of seeing Hispanics as a monolith. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for Democrats in San Mateo County to see and support each other.
You won't want to miss this excellent meeting. The Zoom link information is below:
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7pm
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Meeting ID: 832 0588 9368
October 04, 2023 at 7:00pm - 9pm
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