New Bay TUPOCC Leadership

After many years of coordinating Bay TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus), we are proud to announce our two new coordinators for 2016 (and hopefully beyond!): Please welcome them at your next event, and contact them at the information provided below.

Paloma Salazar, an alum of Occidental College, is a Legal Assistant at a small workers comp firm in Richmond that represents injured workers in the Contra Costa and Alameda county areas. She is currently working on her Paralegal certification at SF State Extended Learning and plans to use her skills to expand her legal work in the labor and employment sector. Along with legal work Paloma is also a visual artist, cyclist, and member of the La Peña Cultural Center community. Jessica Lee is an attorney at the UC Hastings College of Law Center for WorkLife Law, where she works to advance gender equality in education and employment, with a focus on discrimination faced by pregnant persons. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Jessica was a Bertha Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where her work focused on violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, discrimination, and freedom of speech and information. Jessica’s other work and advocacy supports the M4BL, environmental justice, prisoners' rights, and reproductive freedom. In the next year, Bay TUPOCC looks forward to continuing to supporting the Movement for Black Lives, conducting Know Your Rights trainings in the community, continuing its series of political education events, and working towards the liberation of Palestine.

In solidarity & struggle,

Your outgoing Bay TUPOCC coordinator,

Aliya Karmali