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Kandice Webber
inspired by Angela Davis

 

 

 

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Kandice Webber is a registered nurse who has served he Houston community for over 15 years. She believes education is the neutralizer and cornerstone to success that will bring equity to all marginalized populations. Growing up in rural Texas, she witnessed, first hand, the disparities young Black and Brown people face due to poverty, systemic racism and implicit biases. She is dedicated to fighting for sustainable change that will balance the scales and correct the injustices that have claimed so many Black and Brown lives. Kandice is a lead organizer for Black Lives Matter: Houston. She is also the co-founder of Houston Rising, the organization that created the March for Black Women Houston.  kandice.jpg

Ali Lozano
inspired by Dolores Huerta

 

 

 

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Alesandra (Ali) Lozano is the Voting Rights Outreach Coordinator at the Texas Civil Rights Project where she develops and implements legal advocacy initiatives in response to shifts in federal, local, and state policies affecting voting rights. Ali comes to TCRP with extensive campaign experience and roots in community organizing. She became especially passionate about voting rights policy while working to execute the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work’s first-ever Voter Engagement and Political Justice Initiative. She has previously worked for the LGBTQ Victory Fund and the Texas Freedom Network and has served on three boards (local, statewide, and national respectively) for organizations working to advance LGBTQ equality and reproductive justice. Ali holds a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University, a Masters in Political Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and a diploma in Campaign Management from the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University.

 

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Melanie Pang
inspired by Grace Lee Boggs

 

 

 

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Melanie Pang currently serves as the Government Relations Officer of the Houston Food Bank. She advocates for policies that address root causes of poverty and food insecurity, leveraging relationships and resources for social change. Prior to her food policy work, she served as Manager of Emergency Disaster Services at the Salvation Army of Greater Houston and was a liaison in the City of Houston's Emergency Operations Center throughout Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Throughout her career, Melanie has served in a variety of communities and capacities, aiming to further equity and lived equality – from efforts to reduce and prevent childhood obesity in food deserts to serving as a case manager to refugee youth and children in foster care, as well as young adults experiencing homelessness. Melanie was named Social Worker of the Year in 2015 by the National Association of Social Workers Houston and received the President's Award for Distinguished Community Leadership from the Houston GLBT Political Caucus in 2016. In 2012, she earned her master's degree from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and was invited back to the university as an adjunct professor to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In May of 2018, she was presented the Humanitarian Award by the college of social work's student association. Melanie lives in Houston with her wife, Kendall, and their two rescue dogs.

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