Amaru is an advocacy and policy strategist. Previously, she was a policy advisor to former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, a legislative aide to U.S. Congressman John Lewis and executive director of the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus. Currently, she consults with community-based and nonprofit organizations on issue-based and legislative campaigns.
Towards the end of the panel, Amaru addressed the crowd and said “I see you. In a society, in a world that silences us, that ignores us, that tries its best to destroy us, to erase us, I see you. And I am lifting you up and I am rooting for you every step of your journey.”
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