Knowing our Herstories: Rooting Ourselves in Latinx Feminism (Girls Action Foundation)

This on-demand webinar was led by Carolina Rios.  Rios was born in Peru and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She self-identifies as Latina with Indigenous Quechua roots. She is a passionate activist committed to anti-racism work, Indigenous knowledge, and women’s rights. Her passion for social activism stems from her experiences of discrimination and the socioeconomic challenges that her and her parents experienced in Canada. She has been involved at MUJER for many years as a volunteer, coordinator, and she now serves on the Board of Directors. Her community work has been focused on violence prevention, anti-racism, and Latinx feminisms. She has an Honours B.A in International Development and Latin American and the Caribbean Studies from York University. Currently, she is a graduate student at OISE, in the department of Social Justice Education. Her research interests are Latinx feminism, anti-racism, anti-oppression, Indigenous methodologies, and critical pedagogy. On her spare time she enjoys exercising. She has competed in muay thai kickboxing nationally and internationally, participated in a half marathon, and enjoys spinning and crossfit.

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