Green Festival Speakers

Raul Macias


For the past 10 years, Mr. Macias has served as the Executive Director of Anahuak.  Since founding the organization, he has forested the group’s growth into a democratizing agent of social change in northeastern Los Angeles.  He is a pillar of the community and is respected for his sincere efforts to engage the communities he serves into citywide planning and LA River parkway revitalization efforts.

Mr. Macias has been recognized for his achievements in soccer and community-building efforts.  He was recognized for his achievements with a Los Angeles River Award in 2002, and received international recognition and a personal commitment from Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.  In September 2007, Mr. Macias was awarded the Governor’s Sports Spotlight Award in recognition of his organizing efforts.

He continues to work with communities to provide recreation and education opportunities to the 2,500 his organization currently serves.