Isabel Coronado and Rosario Quiroz Villareal Contribute to ZORA's "The Real State of Our Union as Women of Color See It" – Next100
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Isabel Coronado and Rosario Quiroz Villareal Contribute to ZORA’s “The Real State of Our Union as Women of Color See It”

Next100 Policy Entrepreneurs Isabel Coronado and Rosario Quiroz Villareal contributed to ZORA’s “The Real State of Our Union as Women of Color See It” conversation alongside Melissa Harris-Perry, Congresswomen Pramila […]

Next100 Policy Entrepreneurs Isabel Coronado and Rosario Quiroz Villareal contributed to ZORA’s “The Real State of Our Union as Women of Color See It” conversation alongside Melissa Harris-Perry, Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Lauren Underwood, and others.

Rosario writes:

“Black women, Indigenous women, and Brown women are amongst the only voices I currently trust in the political arena. We are each other’s hope and I have no doubt that for those of us who can vote, we will show up and show out for our families and communities.”

Isabel writes:

“I stay optimistic about policy and politics — because I understand sometimes in a surprising moment, an issue can be pushed to the front and real change can happen.”

 

Read the full conversation or companion pieces that Isabel and Rosario also published in ZORA.

About the Authors

Portrait of Isabel Coronado. She has straight brown hair, festive earrings, and a red blazer.
Isabel Coronado Criminal Justice

Isabel Coronado is a citizen of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation. Her clan is the Wind Clan, and her tribal town affiliation is Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. At Next100, Isabel is focused on creating policy aimed at reducing the generational cycle of incarceration in Native communities, after witnessing the effects firsthand.

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Portrait of Rosario Villarreal, she has straight black hair, tortoise shell glasses, and a wide smile.
Rosario Quiroz Villarreal Education & Early Years

Rosario Quiroz Villarreal is an advocate for immigrants and students. Growing up as an undocumented immigrant, Rosario understood that her parents made sacrifices in moving to a new country in order to secure better opportunities for the future. At Next100, Rosario focuses on protecting the rights and access to education of immigrant students, creating more culturally inclusive classrooms, and interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.

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