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WASHINGTON, DC – As part of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from September 15 until October 15, EcoMadres (now in its fourth year) will be hosting and participating in several events across the country to recognize the contributions of Hispanic culture in the United States and spotlight the need to fight for clean air and climate action which disproportionately impacts our communities.
EcoMadres’s roster of Hispanic Heritage Month events will include musical performances at Latino festivals, participation in National Drive Electric Week, and our signature “Cafecito” meetings to highlight local Hispanic community efforts to protect children’s health from air pollution and climate change. There will also be discussions centered on the significance of voting and the positive impacts of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act on Latino families.
For a complete listing of all EcoMadres events, click here.
Media is also invited to speak with our three EcoMadres spokesmoms for bilingual content and context:
CAROLINA PEÑA-ALARCÓN, Program Manager, EcoMadres
Carolina leads the strategy and vision of the EcoMadres program. Originally from Bolivia, Carolina has been with Moms Clean Air Force since 2019, when she started as a volunteer in her adopted hometown in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Since then, she has been dedicated to empowering community members and policymakers to take measures to provide a clean and healthy environment for children and families.
LIZ HURTADO, Field Project Manager, EcoMadres
Liz manages the vibrant network of EcoMadres field organizers across the country. Her background is in the intersectionality of health equity, and she has spent years amplifying the need for diverse representation, primarily from Hispanic/Latino communities, through community engagement, education, and advocacy. Liz is a Peruvian native and is based in Virginia Beach, VA.
KARIN STEIN, Iowa Field Coordinator
Karin is a devoted advocate for the environment and fighting climate change. She is also a musician of 21 years – a skill that she incorporates in the community work that she does for EcoMadres and Moms Clean Air Force. She lived in Colombia and in Costa Rica before moving to Kellogg, Iowa in 1980, which gives her advocacy a global perspective. With a degree in biology and horticulture, she is a seasoned public speaker who has extensively been featured in national, regional, and local media.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Hispanic Heritage Month-related images depicting EcoMadres in action are available on request.