|Jordan Garcia, activist and March's Lunch and Learn speaker|
Garcia’s current position as the Immigrant Ally Organizing Director for Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights (a project of the American Friends Service Committee) is his most recent engagement in a life devoted to advocacy and community activism. As a student at Colorado College, Garcia was active in groups concerned with Latino rights. He later served on the founding board of the Latina Safe House Initiative, a group that worked to provide services to Latina domestic abuse survivors. Since 2006, he has been an organizer with the AFSC, where he has developed a community of “allies:” volunteers who devote their time to the cause of immigrant justice, and work to empower immigrants to speak on their own behalf.
Garcia said that the Lunch & Learn event is a way for the community to gain insight into, and become involved with, the day-to-day realities of the immigrant population. “I think the Red Cross and [my work] both aim to better the situations of people whose lives have been touched by hardship,” Garcia said. The Lunch & Learn lecture will be presented Wednesday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 444 Sherman St. RSVPs are requested by 12 p.m. Friday, March 7 to Tim Bothe at Tim.Bothe2@redcross.org. WebEx options are also available for remote audiences. For more information, contact Tim Bothe.