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Marcia Olivo


Marcia Olivo , Gender Justice Coordinator at Miami Workers Center: "A few weeks ago, I was arrested with seven members of the Dream Defenders at the U.S. Attorney’s offices in Downtown Miami after we refused to leave the lobby. We were there to protest the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo. [1]

Background

Marcia Olivo, a Dominican Republic native, is recognized for her work as a community organizer and advocate for domestic violence victims. In 1989, Marcia moved to the United States and began working as a community organizer with both “Mothers on the Move” and “North West Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, both located in the Bronx, NY.

Upon relocating to Miami, FL in 2000, Marcia continued working with organizations such as Florida Immigrant Advocacy as well as coordinated the Florida Immigrant Coalition. Marcia also made a name for herself at Power U for Social Change, where she organized parents around educational issues to develop a platform that would improve educational standards at public elementary schools.

She resumed her work in 2008 as a Coordinator of a support group geared towards women and children survivors of domestic violence. Marcia, along with her colleague, recognized a great need for a long term sustainable organizing group led by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and ultimately, Sisterhood of Survivors was created in 2008. In June 2012, Sisterhood of Survivors merged with the Miami Workers Center and has become the Gender Justice Council of the organization. The purpose of the council is to promote gender equality; provide a framework to analyze and understand social issues affecting women, and provide women leaders with a platform to share their experiences.[2]

"Disaster preparedness plan"

The New Florida Majority, April 23:

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Hurricane Irma proved that South Florida residents, government & physical infrastructure are not prepared for a severe natural disaster. Join your neighbors & community members in creating a disaster preparedness plan for your neighborhood! — with Maru Lanao, Wakumi Douglas, Francesca Menes, Dwight Bullard, Roderick C. Kemp, Isheka Harrison, Jen Janeway, Steven Moreno Jones, Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Nancy Metayer, Richard Way III, Trenise Bryant, Jasmen M. Rogers-Shaw, Tanisha Osorto, Debra J. Toomer, Tomas Kennedy, Kellie Tigertail, Mariama Gregory, Maria-Victoria Ramirez, Emmanuel George, Kizzy Rock, Meena Jagannath, Marcia Olivo, Asa R. Rogers-Shaw, Eel Kat and Erick On-Sang.

Florida comrades

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Francesca Menes, June 11 2016, with Maria Asuncion Bilbao, Umi Selah, Tia Oso, Gabriel Garcia-Vera, Alana Greer, Marleine Bastien, Meena Jagannath, Eel Kat, Esi Fynn-Obeng, Lis-Marie Gueguense, Ruth Jeannoel, Kathy Bird Carvajal, Tomas Kennedy, Natalia Jaramillo, Maria Rodriguez, LiLi Bach, Trina Jackson, Marcia Olivo, Daniel Agnew, Francois Alexandre, Karla De Anda, Valencia Gunder, Donald Anthonyson, Opal Ayo and Hulya Miclisse-Polat.

FRSO friends

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There's a brand new Family Dollar on this corner now...#Hope — with Marcia Olivo, Trenise Bryant, Sendolo Diaminah, Badili Ifadoyin Jones-Goodhope, Whitney Maxey, Tiffany Tya Benford, Julia Daniel, Ruth Jeannoel, Denise Perry, Jacob Coker-Dukowitz and Bryan Proffitt.

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Coordinating Committee

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Coordinating Committee, as of 2015;[3]

Drivers licence campaign

Maria Asuncion Bilbao December 7, 2014 ·

Hello People:

Maniana Monday, December 8 at 7.30 in the afternoon we have our local meeting of the license driver's license at the offices of FLIC.

Many people were left out of the Executive Order and our Governor Rick Scott joined the lawsuit. .

So the fight continues for the 11 million!

I hope we can all participate! See you!!!

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With Claudia Aguirre , Grace Amanda FLref , Frida Marina , Serena Perez , Amrry Gonzalez , Sonia T Moreno , Karla De Anda , Sandra Fernandez , Marcia Olivo , Bertha Sanles Wilson , Kathy Bird Carvajal , Nelly E. Medina Ramon , Jonathan Fried , Natalia Jaramillo , Patric Flores Ugarte , Felix Espinal , Ivan Parra , Rosana Araujo , Dian Y. Alarcon , Ivana Peon and Cecilia Chaar.

Old comrades

Jovan Lamb July 25, 2010 ·

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With Marcia Olivo, Annie Thomas and Julia Daniel.

Sandra Moran tour

Shaun Grogan-Brown June 5, 2014 ·

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"We Feminists Say: This is my body, this is my land, this is my territory. And we defend our territory." - Sandra Moran, World March of Women leader on Grassroots Global Justice Alliance national tour June 18-July 3: Reclaming Feminisms at the Grassroots! #ReclaimFeminisms http://ggjalliance.org/ReclaimingFeminisms2014 — with Marjorie Childress, Monica Cordova, Lindsay Marisol Archuleta, Andrea Mercado, Maria Huerta de Reyes, Sandra Moran, Tammy Bang Luu, Andrea Plaza, Jaron Browne, Jessica O. Guerrero, Helena Wong, Claudia Reyes, Marcia Olivo, Maria Poblet, Monserrat A. Matehuala, Mei-ying Williams, Cindy Wiesner, FuerzaUnida Mujeres, Steve Williams, Rukiya Dillahunt and Denise Perry.

John Lewis connection

Palak Shah March 7, 2015 ·

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National Domestic Workers Alliance visit with the one and only Congressman John Lewis. It was an emotional experience full of love and gratitude for all of us. — with Congressman John Lewis and Marcia Olivo.

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance supporters

Kate Kanelstein April 1, 2015:

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With Marcia Olivo, Dani Alejandra and Mai-stella Khantouche.

Ecuador

Serena Perez July 25, 2015 ·

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With Lolalegriamaria Rodz, Consuelo Barrera, Juana Guarderas, Maria Gloria Barreiro, Soledad Bastidas, Marcia Olivo, Ivan Garces and Marivi Guarderas in Ecuador.

Dream Defenders "Don't shoot"

Kevin Banatte August 29, 2014 ·

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With Mille Louis, Andrew Arachikavitz, Alekos Zambrano, Marie Paul, Curtis Hierro, Vivian Flower and Marcia Olivo.

FRSO friendly

Maria C. Fernandez November 8, 2015 near Washington ·

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With Allison Thompson, Marcia Olivo, Ashli Bolden, Sendolo Diaminah, Jennifer Toles, Trina Greene Brown, Nikki MG Cole, Denise Perry, Denise Diaz, Toussaint Losier, MamaLisa Thomas-Adeyemo, Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson, Nicole Newman, Adrienne Maree Brown, Chigozirim Ugonna, Kesi Bem Foster, Dara Cooper, Maurice Moe Mitchell, Alta Starr and Beatriz Beckford.

"Black love"

Denise Diaz December 14, 2015:

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The force of Black love is real! — with Maurice Moe Mitchell, Jennifer Toles, Beatriz Beckford, Marcia Olivo and Ashli Bolden.

Miami Workers Center supporters

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Miami Workers Center - Tomorrow is #GiveMiamiDay! Now more than ever we need your contribution so we can keep working in 2017 to demand local policies that protect Miami's women, girls and femmes.

We need you! Starting tonight at midnight, please consider giving to the Miami Workers Center here: — with Nilu Choudhury, Tomas Kennedy, Cindy Wiesner, Julia Dawson, Serena Perez, Luisana Perez-Fernandez, Karla De Anda, Julia Daniel, Kathy Bird Carvajal, Gihan Perera, Hashim Benford, Marcia Olivo, Sarai Portillo, Camilo Mejia, Maria Rodriguez, Andrea Mercado, Daniela Saczek, Carla Hansack, Maria Asuncion Bilbao, Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Trenise Bryant, Natalia Jaramillo, Viviana Ivalo, Miami Girls Foundation and Move to End Violence.

1ra Asamblea De Trabajadoras Del Hogar

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Miami Workers Center June 28, 2016 circulated an ad for 1ra Asamblea De Trabajadoras Del Hogar;

If you clean houses or do you babysit in South Florida, it's time to learn about your rights! Sign up for free at the 1ra Asamblea De Trabajadoras Del Hogar-1st Domestic Workers Assembly in Miami next Saturday 23th of July

T. Claudia Gonzalez, Ale Sau, Natalia Jaramillo, Patricia Sosa, GuadaLupita De La Cruz, Rosana Araujo, Paula Munoz, Amrry Gonzalez, Adrian Madriz, Maria Rodriguez, Isabel Vinent Grimany, Paola Calvo Florido, Tomas Kennedy, Ada Bermejo, Andrea Mercado, Agua Panela, Serena Perez, Francisco Pitico Portillo, Viviana Ivalo, Gabriel Garcia-Vera, Claudia de Anda, Cynthia Selene Hernandez, Rita Mendez, Ivan Parra, Dian Y. Alarcon, Candy Ironworker, Jacqui Carmona, Jeanette Smith, Yaquelin Mela Lopez, Lis-Marie Gueguense, Marcia Olivo, Mauro Kennedy, Laura J. Lopez-Coache, Bertha Sanles Wilson, Daniella Levine Cava, Julio Calderon, Elbert Garcia, Helene Villalonga, Karla De Anda, Jonathan Fried, Levis Torres, Kathy Bird Carvajal, John De Leon, Luisana Perez-Fernandez, Armando Carrada, Sarai Portillo, Saul Aleman, Maria Asuncion Bilbao and Latina Comunica.

1st Domestic Workers Assembly

Miami, – Nearly 200 domestic workers gathered on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at Miami-Dade College’s downtown Miami campus to learn about their labor rights and what they could do to assure that more of them of respected in the workplace.

Women found a sense of common purpose and solidarity at the 1st Domestic Workers Assembly in South Florida.

“Events like this can change lives. Many women said this encouraged them to come out of the shadows and gave them hope that it is possible to live and work with dignity and respect as a domestic worker,” said Marcia Olivo, Executive Director for the Miami Workers Center. “Today is the beginning of a new era for domestic workers and together we took the first step towards winning recognition and a bill of rights.”

Florida State Senators Anitere Flores and Dwight Bullard participated in the event not only as speakers, but also to listen the stories directly from the women. Together with State Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez, Sens. Flores and Bullard openly committed to support a bill of rights for domestic workers in the State Legislature in the near future.

The Assembly also welcomed actress, entrepreneur and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who discussed how the denial of pay and other rights of these women was a silent crime that had to be stopped. Women like the ones who clean her her house and take care of her daughter deserved the dignity and repect that other workers in other sectors expect and receive.

The Assembly was hosted by the Miami Workers Center and New Florida Majority, and co-hosted by Dreamer’s Moms. It has received the sponsorship of organizations and businesses such as National Domestic Workers Alliance, South Florida AFL-CIO, SEIU Florida, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Southern Poverty Law Center and Law Offices of Chavez & De Leon.[4]

"Calling all Dreamers"

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Latina Comunica issued a November 30, 2016 call;

What's going to happen with DACA and DREAMers after Trump? Come get informed and invite your friends!!! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/378329962503000/ — with Maria Asuncion Bilbao, Dian Y. Alarcon, Adriana Martinez, Jeanette Smith, Armando Carrada, Tomas Kennedy, Saul Aleman, Carloss Roberto A, Gabriel Garcia-Vera, Yaquelin Mela Lopez, Rita Mendez, Isabel Vinent Grimany, Cata Santiago, Bertha Sanles Wilson, Viviana Ivalo, Diego Ramirez, Aldo Martinez, Natalia Jaramillo, Elbert Garcia, Kathy Bird Carvajal, Francesca Menes, Mauro Kennedy, Maria Rodriguez, Luisana Perez-Fernandez, Karla De Anda, Diego N. Sanchez, Marcia Olivo, Rosana Araujo, Ivan Parra, Helene Villalonga, Lis-Marie Gueguense, Claudia Saucedo, Tomas Elias Pendola Biondi, Roberto Benavides, Paola Calvo Florido, Agua Panela, Julio Calderon, Paula Munoz and Jonathan Fried.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Marcia Olivo.[5]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward

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Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Marcia Olivo.[6]

Cuba

Cindy Wiesner July 10, 2017 ·

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we had a blast in Cuba — with Marcia Olivo, Denise Perry and Joanne N. Smith.

Backing Gillum

New Florida Vision PAC, August 23, 2018:

This election is our's to win. We just have to get out to vote and bring our friends with us!

Tag three friends to recruit them to vote #GillumforGovernor and be part of making history in Florida.

He's the people's choice who will raise the minimum wage, promote health-care-for-all, protect the environment, and call to impeach Donald Trump.

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  1. BringItHome — with Andrea Mercado, Renee Mowatt, Ebony P. Donnley, Natalia Jaramillo, Andrew Gillum, Jamilyn Salonga Bailey, Jeronimo Saldana, Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez, Elbert Garcia, Rosa Lozano and Cindy Wiesner.

Natalia Jaramillo added Maria Asuncion Bilbao, Kathy Bird Carvajal, Tomas Kennedy, Ivan Parra Zapata, Elizabeth Fernandez, Melissa Taveras, Francesca Menes, Jasmen M. Rogers-Shaw, Marcia Olivo, Eunic Ortiz, Roxey Nelson, Coyuca Jones

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