Xiomara Castro is a Salvadoran-American who has been involved in the social change movement from a very young age, initially fighting to end the U.S. military intervention in El Salvador and later working for immigrant and farm workers' rights in the U.S. She has worked as a farm worker union organizer in the Northwest, aiding refugees in gaining healthcare and legal services in the Southwest, and most recently engaging youth around the country as a grassroots educator in California and along the US/Mexico Border.
Xiomara is currently involved in coordinating Art in Action, a youth leadership training program that incorporates Arts and Social Justice activism. At the camp she facilitates the "Linking the Issues", Anti-Oppression, and Street Art/Giant Puppet making workshops. In "Linking the Issues," Xiomara touches on methods of connecting global justice issues to domestic civil and human rights issues in the United States. By linking the roots of global injustice and talking about issues such as Racism, Environmental Injustice, Militarism and Corporate Globalization, youth are able to connect and relate problems they face and struggles they are involved in with people's struggles for justice around the world.
US/Mexico Border: Militarization, Free Trade, Immigration and Human Rights
How Corporate Globalization Affects Local Communities
Student and Youth Activism
If you would like to plan a speaking event with Xiomara, please contact her at xcastro [at] sbcglobal.net