September 12, 2019. Featuring Mark Anthony Neal (Looking For Leroy), Treva Lindsey (Colored No More), Darnell Moore (No Ashes in the Fire), Jessica Care Moore(God is Not an American). Moderated by Jasiri X (1Hood).
Alida Garcia is a political & public affairs strategist for electoral & issue advocacy campaigns with an expertise in Latino civic engagement, and Latino infrastructure building in non-Latino institutions. She currently is the Director of Coalitions & Policy for FWD.us, a tech advocacy organization founded by Mark Zuckerberg focused on passing comprehensive immigration reform and spurring innovation in technology to increase citizen participation in the legislative process. She served as the National Latino Vote Deputy Director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, which ultimately produced the highest Latino voter turnout in Presidential campaign history. Alida was extensively involved in Los Angeles politics as the right hand for Austin Beutner, Deputy Mayor and founder of Evercore Partners, where she worked for Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s Office of Economic and Business Policy. Prior to LA politics, Alida was an associate at K&L Gates LLP where she focused on commercial disputes and employment litigation. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Law School.