Eddie Elías Barron was born and raised in the Southside of Tucson and is a proud product of public education. At a very young age, Eddie learned how to advocate for himself and his community. Growing up with a single mom, Eddie began to understand the structural inequalities that are holding so many of us back. Which is why taking part in community service projects in South side neighborhoods, working on local political campaigns, and raising money for foundations that help working families has been his work for the past four years. Eddie has always been committed to fighting at the forefront of progressive change for his community along with amplifying young voices and fighting for his gente.
Host: Dr. Nadia Alvarez, Ph.D. Teaching and Teacher Education
Music: Introducción al Danzón No. 2 – Danzón No. 2 by The Impossible Orchestra & Alondra de la Parra. Arturo Márquez, composer.