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Isabel Garcia of Stop the Hate Collective at DGT

May 20 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MST

by Carolyn Classen, blogger

“Ms. Garcia, of the Stop the Hate Collective, will discuss the GOP and right wing effort to spread lies and misinformation about migrants, the border, and our LBGTQ+ community, just to win elections. The resulting media focus on the border and immigration alarmism distracts the polity from addressing the serious issues we face around education, climate change, civil rights and democracy, worker rights, student debt, etc.

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Isabel Garcia is a longtime human rights organizer and attorney. Serving as the Director of an indigent-defense office for over 22 years, Isabel simultaneously continued to champion for migrant rights and against the militarization of the US/Mexico border, receiving the Mexican Human Rights Award in 2006 and the Alfonso Garcia Robles Award in 2018.”

Carolyn’s note: Garcia headed up the Pima County Legal Defender’s office for over 20 years. https://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/county-legal-defender-garcia-retiring/article_fe1cdace-c2ef-59a4-a999-6358a5b4b180.html. More about Isabel here: https://phswarriorfoundation.wordpress.com/hall-of-fame/class-of-2015/isabel-garcia-class-of-1971/

Democrats of Greater Tucson

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