Green Festival Speakers
Antonio Díaz is the Project Director for PODER. Prior to joining PODER, Antonio was the Co-coordinator of the EcoJustice Networking Project at the Institute for Global Communications in San Francisco. Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, Antonio's previous work in the environmental justice movement included working as a Research Associate at the Texas Center for Policy Studies where he conducted research on a variety of statewide environmental issues, with a focus on the Texas/Mexico border. Additionally, he coordinated the Texas Environmental & Economic Justice Resource Center where he provided research and gave presentations on environmental justice issues, and coordinated a statewide environmental justice network and its activities. Antonio was a founding member and Board Chair of People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER) in Austin, Texas, and served on the Coordinating Council of the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice from 1990 to 1995. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of CorpWatch and the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Health and Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action.