Susana Almanza from PODER shares the importance of Alma de Mujer’s Center for Social Change

Susana Almanza, Co-Director of PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources) based in East Austin ( shares why the Alma de Mujer Center for Social Change is a sacred and important space for women of color and the greater Texas community. For more information about Alma de Mujer, please visit:

NOTE:  Susana Almanza is currently running in an historic race for City Council (District 3) in Austin, Texas.  She is the first Xicana from East Austin  to run for City Council!  Support her campaign or learn more at:


Erika González is a Tejana-Xicana born on the borderlands of Eagle Pass, Tx and Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mx.She is the former Co-Director of East Austin based grassroots environmental justice organization PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources).Currently Erika teaches Kindergarten in East Oakland and is enjoying being a mother of two beautiful children.