Lorena Garcia

Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights

Lorena Garcia is the executive director of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR). She earlier served as COLOR’s policy director. In that role, she helped position COLOR as Colorado's leading reproductive justice policy organization by shepherding several bills through the state legislature, including a ban on the practice of shackling pregnant and laboring inmate. She also provided key leadership during the personhood attacks in the 2010 electoral season.

Lorena has organized for social justice in education, LGBTIQ rights, workers' rights, curriculum development and youth leadership development. She serves on the National Advisory Council for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and on the Center for American Progress’ Women’s Health Advisory Council. She co-chairs the Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance and serves on the steering committee of the Colorado C3 Round Table.

Lorena recently stepped down after four years of serving as the president of the Colorado Women’s Lobby and ensuring the representation of women's voices in the statehouse. Lorena is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder and served as a 2008 Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network Fellow with the National Women’s Law Center. She is also a recipient of the 2011 Female Cesar Chavez Award.

Lorena has a passion for film and believes it is the best medium to reach the masses for social justice. She also plays roller derby for the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls.

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