Green Festival Speakers

Carla Perez

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Carla is a 33yearold, dedicated mother and community organizer and educator of Native/Latin American heritage residing in Oakland. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1999 with a BS in Conservation ; Resource Studies with an emphasis on Environmental Racism.

She has worked with community groups in Yucatan, Mexico, Oakland and Contra Costa County on issues of environmental justice and sustainable agriculture. Carla is a certified Popular Education Trainer and Indigenous Permaculture Design Consultant. She is member of the School of Unity and Liberations Teacher Collective and a member of the Ruckus Societys People of Color Trainers Network.

After working 10 years in the Environmental Justice Movement as a leadership training coordinator, community organizer and program director, she is now programs coordinator at Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project an organization that facilitates the union of ecological justice with racial ; economic justice issues in the urban Bay Area to help organizers understand the impacts of the ecological crises on communities that struggle against institutionalized racism and classism, and how to address both as one compact issue.