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A Survival Manual for Latinas on the Front Lines of Change

Social justice work is more crucial than ever, but it can be physically and emotionally draining. Longtime activist Denise Collazo offers three keys to help Latinas keep their focus, morale, and energy high.

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Denise Padín Collazo

Denise is a social justice leader, a mentor to fellow women of color, and a family work integration innovator.  She is squarely focused on encouraging women of color to lead into their vision, live into their fullest selves, and love past negatives that hold them back.

Denise is the senior advisor for external affairs and director of institutional advancement at Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network), the nation’s largest faith-based, progressive organizing network, where she has advanced the cause of social justice over the past twenty-five years.

She is a gifted speaker who leaves listeners compelled to take action on how they can act on their purpose. Denise mentors, coaches, and raises funds in collaboration with other women to find the just solutions we so desperately need. By doing this, she models what a woman working with and for women really looks like.

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