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Maricela Mares-Alatorre is a Community Organizer and Policy Advocate with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice. Maricela is also coordinator for El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and Water of Kettleman City. Maricela is a mother of two, and a long-time resident of the farmworker community of Kettleman City, California, home to the largest hazardous waste landfill in the western United States. She has been involved in the environmental justice movement since 1990. Maricela’s parents were founding Board members of Greenaction. Maricela graduated from Fresno State University in 2000. She has worked as a teacher, employment counselor and a parenting instructor. Maricela serves on the steering committees of the California Environmental Justice Coalition, Central California Environmental Justice Network, and the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition. Maricela is on the Board of Directors for the Kettleman City Foundation. Maricela played a leading role in the fight against expansion of Chemical Waste Management’s hazardous waste landfill, an effort that prevented the disposal of approximately 250,000 truckloads of toxic waste. Maricela was instrumental in the landmark settlement of the Title VI Civil Rights complaint filed by El Pueblo and Greenaction against the California Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Toxic Substances Control. This historic settlement requires the state agencies for the first time to consider and comply with civil rights laws in their permit processes and permit and regulatory actions, including ensuring language access for non-English speaking residents and considering the cumulative impacts of pollution on vulnerable communities.
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Miguel Alatorre is a Community Organizer and Policy advocate for Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice. Miguel is a third generation environmental activist who has been involved since he was a child in numerous battles against pollution and injustice in the San Joaquin Valley farmworker town of Kettleman City, California where he has lived his whole life. Miguel helped found and mentor two Kettleman City youth groups KPOP, (Kids Protecting our Planet) and YPOP (Youth-Protecting our Planet) and he is currently leading our Kettleman City Youth Environmental Justice Leadership Academy program. Miguel is Greenaction’s lead organizer on our campaigns to bring clean drinking water to Kettleman City, to reduce diesel truck emissions in his town, reduce pesticide drift from agricultural fields near homes, and opposing new permits for the infamous Chemical Waste Management Kettleman Hills hazardous waste and PCB landfill – the largest such facility in the western US. Miguel is leading Greenaction’s effort to bring together Kettleman City youth and adults to start an organic community garden in his town where the closest grocery store is over 30 miles away. He is co-coordinator of Greenaction’s new Kettleman City Community Air Monitoring Project that is educating and empowering local residents on air quality issues and to conduct a pilot air monitoring project. Miguel is a local and state leader in engaging state agencies to comply with civil rights laws and to change their policies to stop polluters from ruining the health of residents in the Central Valley and across the state. Miguel represents Greenaction in the Central California Environmental Justice Network and Central Valley Air Quality Coalition. He is also an active member of El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and Water of Kettleman City.
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In 1997, Bradley joined with grassroots urban, rural and indigenous community leaders from California and Arizona to form Greenaction. For over 30 years, Bradley has been a local and national leader in the environmental health and justice movement and has helped communities win some of the most significant victories in the history of the environmental justice movement. Prior to co-founding Greenaction, Bradley was the Southwest Toxics Campaigner for Greenpeace USA from 1986 through 1997. Bradley was Co-Director of the San Francisco Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign in 1985, and has been active in many social justice issues since a teenager. Bradley was one of five people from around the world chosen as a recipient of the 2008 Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award in recognition of his decades of work with hundreds of diverse communities and Native Nations impacted and threatened by pollution and injustice. In 2014 Bradley was the recipient of the 2014 “Environmental Justice Angel Award” from the East Los Angeles Community Youth Center for his environmental justice work empowering and supporting youth and Latino communities.Bradley co-founded and helps coordinate the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force, part of the statewide IVAN network (Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods). Bradley serves on the steering committees of the California Environmental Justice Coalition and the Bay Area Environmental Health Collaborative. Bradley played a lead role in the landmark settlement in 2016 of the Title VI Civil Rights complaint filed by Greenaction and El Pueblo of Kettleman City that successfully challenged racially discriminatory actions by state agencies in environmental decision-making.
Julia is a Community Organizer and Policy Advocate at Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice. She grew up in Long Beach, CA, and recently moved to Alameda. Julia attended Cal State Long Beach and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Geography, with an emphasis on environmental and climate justice issues in Long Beach. Julia is a life-long environmentalist and has been passionate about environmental and climate justice since high school, when she noticed the high number of pollution-emitting sources and health issues in many of the marginalized communities of Long Beach, while not in others. Her passion for equity drove her to study how climate change will further impact environmental injustices in fence-line communities and to learn how to be an advocate for historically disadvantaged communities. Julia has experience interning and volunteering at East Yards Communities for Environmental Justice, Heal the Bay, Grades of Green, Long Beach 350 (350.org), and the City of Long Beach. Julia joined Greenaction in 2021 as the San Francisco Bay Climate and Environmental Justice Organizer and Policy Advocate.
Bayview Hunters Point Community Organizer/Program Coordinator
Kamillah Ealom is Greenaction’s Bayview Hunters Point Community Organizer/ Program Coordinator. A San Francisco Native, Kamillah was born and raised in the Bayview Hunters
Point neighborhood. Kamillah resides in the Bayview and advocates for health and environmental justice. She received her Bachelors in Sociology from Dillard University and is currently studying for her Master’s in Public Health at San Jose State University.
Suffering from asthma her entire life, Kamillah is passionate about informing and mobilizing her community regarding the neighboring toxins that impact them. Kamillah actively works with our many community partners on campaigns including advocating for full cleanup of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site and other contamination sites and ending industrial pollution that impacts the air residents breathe. Kamillah is the Coordinator of the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force that brings together residents, community and environmental justice groups, and local, regional, state, and federal agencies to respond to community complaints about pollution.
Kamillah is a strong community organizer in the frontlines, galvanizing and actively getting the
community involved regarding health and environmental justice issues in the Bayview Hunters
Point Community. Kamillah is vested in her community where she grew up, believing that
change comes from those most impacted.
Campaign Advisor, Organizer and Board Member
Marie Harrison was a long time Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco resident and community leader who began her work with Greenaction in 1999 focusing on the many environmental health and justice issues facing her community. Marie played a key role in the permanent shut down of PG&E’s power plant in Hunters Point that for years had been polluting the air. Marie currently serves on our Board of Directors while continuing to be involved in organizing and advocacy. Marie co-founded and helped launch the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force in July, 2015. Marie’s advocacy involves decades of civic and community engagement for social, economic and environmental justice. She was part of the first Bayview Hunters Point Community Court and served as an Advocate for two years. Ms. Harrison also served as a member of the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force where she worked to assure freedom of information and transparency in City government. She served on advisory boards for the Citywide Senior Action Network, the Southeast Community College, and Positive Directions Equals Change.
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Janice is a San Francisco Native and currently resides in Oakland, CA. Janice manages our administrative work and helps lead our Bayview Hunters Point community campaign to reduce diesel emissions from trucks and buses. For over 31 years, Janice worked as a professional training manager in the Telecommunications industry whose focus was on customer service supporting Business & Consumer customers. This role included designing and facilitating training within the US and Internationally to a diverse population including both virtual and face to face audiences. Community involvement and leadership include Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice; Community NETwork Bay Area Chapter, Executive Board of Directors; Volunteer for West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; Host Committee Volunteer for Super Bowl 50.
Bayview Hunters Point Community Organizer & Outreach Specialist
Leaotis Martin moved to Bayview Hunters Point from Chicago when he was eight years old, and has been a member of the community ever sense. Leaotis first became involved with Greenaction during the successful struggle that closed the dirty PG&E Hunters Point power plant which was located across the street from his home. Leaotis is a leader in the Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice. He is a Greenaction Community Outreach Worker, informing residents about pollution, health and justice issues, and how they can be involved. Leaotis is an active participant in the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. He is a strong community leader involved in organizing around environmental health and justice issues and standing up for the rights of his fellow residents. Leaotis speaks with passion and has a strong commitment to social and environmental justice.
Ashley Song is the Youth and Community Organizer and Social Media Coordinator at Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice. She was born in raised in Houston, Texas, and is now lives in Oakland, California. Ashley received her Bachelor’s in Earth Systems and Economics and Masters in Environmental Communication from Stanford University. She is passionate about environmental and social justice and believes in the power of youth and collective action to create the world we want to live in. Ashley is excited to lead Greenaction’s Youth Leadership Academies to cultivate and inspire environmental justice community leaders. She has experience teaching, facilitating, writing, and organizing through teaching at Stanford and working at Mighty Earth, International Climate Development Institute (in Taipei, Taiwan), and Earth in Color.
Community Air Monitor
Tiffany Williams is a Native of Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco. Tiffany attended California State University, Monterey Bay where she received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology. After college she worked as an educator and athletic coach.
As environmental issues were always a concern of jer community, and after learning more about the environment in college, Tiffany says “I needed to find my voice. I did so by becoming an active member in my community as an adult, always knowing the great things of Bayview Hunters Point but never knowing the injustices pertaining to the environment where I was born and raised. I learned about Greenaction in 2018, attending events that led to a connection and getting involved.”
Tiffany joined Greenaction’s staff in 2020, serving as Greenaction’s Community Air Monitor in her community of Bayview Hunters Point.