In her poetic and revealing talk, Laura Rámirez shares her connection to her ancestors, her journey to find home, and the work to build a better world for those to come.
Laura tells a story of loss and suffering, but also one of beauty and resilience. She finds home with other Mexicanas―both in Chicago and in Iguala, Mexico who have faced heartbreak themselves but still struggle and fight for the sake of their children, often at their own risk.
“To make home and to reclaim our land,” Laura shares, “is to reclaim ourselves.”
Laura J. Rámirez
Laura J. Rámirez Doctoral Candidate, UIC
As a mother, educator and activist, Laura J. Rámirez believes in the power of education and the development of a critical consciousness. Having been a fierce advocate for public education, human rights and government accountability for more than a decade, Laura is a UIC Educational Policy Studies Doctoral Candidate, as well as the co-founder of Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comité Chicago.
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