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Below is where you’ll find the latest news & information about Speakers & Performers at Women’s March San Luis Obispo’s “Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally”.

Jay Bettergarcia

Jay Bettergarcia, Ph.D., is a non-binary queer person of color and a professor in Psychology and Child Development at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Jay runs the Queer Community Action, Research, Education, and Support (Q C.A.R.E.S.) program to identify barriers and...

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Natalie Risner

Natalie Risner, mother, wife, and small business owner, was born in San Luis Obispo and is now raising her young girls on the Central Coast. She is a part of the Coalition to Protect SLO County, a grassroots group working to bring a citizens’ initiative to the ballot...

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Dian Sousa

Dian Sousa is a long time activist and poet. She has published three books of poetry, has published in numerous journals and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a former Poet Laureate of SLO. Dian read her poem WHY WE MARCH at the 2017 San Luis Obispo...

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Lisa Graystone

Lisa is a professional wardrobe stylist empowering women through personal style, a freelance writer and an advocate for people with disabilities. Her son Blake (6) has Down Syndrome and she is an ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). Her advocacy...

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Maria Larios-Horton

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Maria immigrated to the United States as a toddler. After settling in the Santa Ynez Valley, Maria experienced school as an undocumented youth. Those experiences; both good and bad, helped shape her career path as an educator....

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