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I am a Daughter of Immigrants | Cristina Garcia | TEDxDelthorneWomen

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Published on Jan 18, 2019

TEDWomen is a TED event curated by TED that focuses on women and women’s issues. TEDxWomen events are TEDx events that follow the live webcast of TEDWomen, and also feature live and local speakers. Our event is called TEDxDelthorneWomen and we are one of the many TEDx events that will happen around the world on November 30th. We will expand upon the ideas brought up at TEDWomen, while also relating it back to the Women of Los Angeles. TEDxDelthorneWomen was organized by Eraina Ferguson, a tech entrepreneur and journalist. Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Cristina Garcia has a 15-year track record of service in the non-profit sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of program development, community outreach, civic engagement, and policy advocacy. Her work has focused largely on advocating for immigrant justice; she has worked with diverse immigrant communities locally, nationally, and internationally ensuring that immigrant voices are heard, and are part of the decision-making process at every level in our democracy.

Cristina has worked in transnational advocacy where she has been immersed in matters of human mobility and forced migration from an analytical perspective as well as a hands-on approach. Cristina is the granddaughter of Bracero migrant workers, and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She holds Master’s degree from the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. Cristina is a 2015 fellow of the American Express Aspen Leadership Academy and an alumni of the Latino Policy Forum’s Nonprofit Leadership Program in 2013. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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