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Alicia Rivera, Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

Alicia Rivera, Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

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Alicia is a Community Organizer with Communities for a Better Environment, focused in Wilmington, CA, helping Wilmington residents to make local refineries safer, cleaner, and accountable for their emissions.  Alicia first started organizing on oil related issues in Wilmington in an accountability campaign against the former Texaco refinery, now Tesoro, after it exploded, causing health and environmental harm to many Wilmington residents.  Alicia has also worked on economic justice issues in L.A.  Alicia fled war turned El Salvador in 1980 and worked tirelessly in the US to expose the human rights violations that made her and tens of thousands of refugees flee for their lives.  She worked tirelessly in the U.S to expose the repression of the Salvadoran people and to stop the US military and economic aid to the repressive Salvadoran government.  She then transitioned to working on environmental justice issues.