We continue with our Women’s History month theme, sharing inspirational stories of women who use their voice to advocate for peace and change.
Edna Chavez knows all too well the impact that gun violence has on families and communities, having lived it firsthand. At the March For Our Lives event in 2018, Edna shared with the crowd, “I have learned to duck from bullets before I learned how to read.”
Growing up in South Los Angeles, Edna lost people close to her due to gun violence, including her brother. A daughter of immigrant parents, Edna has lived through the heartbreak of deportation when her father was forced to leave the US and the family. Fueled by these experiences Edna joined a local youth empowerment group while still in high school and continues today to use her voice to advocate for change and educate her community.
Edna is currently in college majoring in Nursing and hopes to continue empowering her community throughout her life. We applaud Edna for all she does and for her courage to speak up, even when it can be difficult.
Find your voice, change does not come from silence!
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