2018 Speakers

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Alicia Chavez
Session #31

Alicia Sofia Chavez is a Xicana from Pecos, New Mexico. Alicia is YWU’s Youth & Community Organizer. In this role she organizes with young people to get them the knowledge, resources, and tools to make the changes they want to see in their communities. Through our sister circles she builds trust and relationships with our communities. She leads: Circle of Strength for young women 13-19 , and Panocha Pl’ticas, conversations on sex, sexuality, and women’s empowerment. Her life’s work has been dedicated to educating and empowering youth to be leaders in their community. Alicia is currently in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Community and Regional Planning at The University of New Mexico. She loves cookies, glitter, dancing, laughing, and exploring.