The Work

2022
01/26/2022

Stood in solidarity with Florencio Millan and his family

2021
10/09/2021

Charlotte Street Foundation

I spoke at this event along with Eric Bunch, Councilman, and Emily Weber, State Representative.

09/17/2021

Role of the Arts as a form of Organizing and Community : Development and Empowerment in the Latino Community

I was a panelist at this event.

01/01/2021

Drafted Legislation against Juvenile Migrant Detention Centers

I drafted legislation for a local ordinance to ban juvenile migrant detention centers in Kansas City, Missouri.

2020
12/21/2020

Had Surgery on my Finger

11/24/2020

Tripped and Broke my Finger

07/08/2020

Nominated for Best Local Activist in The Pitch

05/28/2020

George Floyd Protests

We supported Black and Brown protestors on the ground during the George Floyd protests in Kansas City.

05/12/2020

VisionQuest withdraws bid

We successfully organized against VisionQuest and they withdrew their bid.

04/23/2020

Sunrise Movement’s People’s Quilt

04/11/2020

Midwest Chicana Podcast

I was a guest on the Midwest Chicana Podcast

03/15/2020

KC Gig Worker Support FB Group

In reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak, I co-founded KC Gig Worker Support, a Facebook group in collaboration with local artists and gig workers. Link

03/11/2020

Postcard Party

This event was to inform public figures about VisionQuest.

03/07/2020

Trained Canvassers

I trained canvassers to create awareness and organize against VisionQuest.

03/03/2020

Organized against VisionQuest

I began organizing against VisionQuest, a for-profit migrant juvenile detention center.

02/25/2020

Ballot Official

02/18/2020

Mid America LGBT Chamber of Commerce Event

I was a panel speaker at this event.

01/18/2020

Real Womxn’s Rally

I spoke at this event.

01/15/2020

Progressive Debate Watch Party

I spoke at this event.

01/04/2020

Protest against War in Iran

2019
12/18/2019

Our Revolution Holiday Party

12/13/2019

Tenant Bill of Rights

I stood with tenants as they passed a historic Tenant Bill of Rights written by and for tenants in Kansas City, Missouri.
Link

12/06/2019

Sunrise Movement Climate Strike

I spoke at this event.

12/06/2019

Never Again UMB Bank Shutdown

I spoke at this event.

11/16/2019

MLK Park Cleanup

11/14/2019

Banned Conversion Therapy in Kansas City, MO

Together with three other community activists along with Mayor Quentin Lucas, I helped ban conversion therapy in Kansas City, Missouri.

11/13/2019

City Hall Support for KC Tenants

10/26/2019

KC Tenants March

10/21/2019

Clay County Women’s Democrat Meeting

10/16/2019

Vote or Lose Campaign

I sponsored this voter registration event.

10/12/2019

How to Run for Office Workshop

08/28/2019

Rally against Jackson County Tax Assessment Hike

I called on Frank White to freeze the tax rates, and met with Brandon Ellington today on a course of action for us. This needs to be dealt with and a plan must be implemented to make sure that this never happens again. This attempt to remove homeowners from their homes will not stand.

Link to Video about tax hike.

08/17/2019

Let’s Talk Community

Let’s Talk Community

I presented to a packed house at the Latino Foundation for the Arts. I talked about my experiences at the border and answered questions and concerns. We are in dangerous times, and we must end the camps.

08/11/2019

Signed the Green New Deal

Signed the Green New Deal
It was an honor to meet and speak with Andres Bernal, scholar and advisor to AOC! I also signed a pledge to never take fossil fuel donations and to support the Green New Deal.
Climate change is a crisis, but it’s a crisis we can take care of. That’s why I am such a fervent supporter of the GND. It’s time to make history.
08/05/2019

Testified in support of Blue Springs NDA for LGBTQIA folks, passed

On August 5th I testified alongside students from Blue Springs at the Blue Springs City Council meeting to endorse the Fair Housing Amendment to protect our LGBTQ community. Last night, the Council voted to pass the Amendment unanimously! Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard on this, and to Scott Casey!

07/01/2019

Traveled to indigenous resistance camp Yalui Village, visited the border, National Butterfly Center

06/22/2019

Kansas City’s First Trans Pride March

06/17/2019

Presented at American Daughters Leadership Academy

Presented at American Daughters Leadership Academy
So honored to speak with these amazing teens attending the American Daughters Leadership Academy. American Daughters was founded to help young women achieve their dreams.
After speaking with these young women, I can assure you, the kids are alright.
06/08/2019

Collected supplies for Lexington’s animal shelter after flooding

Collected supplies for Lexington’s animal shelter after flooding
05/31/2019

KC Tenants March and Demonstration

I participated in the KC Tenants March and Demonstration to show solidarity with those who rent living spaces in Kansas City and the surrounding area.

05/17/2019

Reproductive Rights Rally

I helped organize the KC Reproductive Rights Rally to protest the passing of highly restrictive abortion laws, especially the one passed in Missouri banning almost all abortions.

02/15/2019

Maite Salazar & Friends Community Library

Maite Salazar & Friends Community Library

MSFCL is a collection of over 4,000 books donated by the community to ensure that every teacher in our area has the books their students need to succeed. Link