I have many interests, but I would have to say playing music in my band and community organizing are two of my favorite. In my pass time, I play Chicano music at many different venues in my hometown. When I am not playing in the music scene, I take part in community organizing in low income communities of color.
My internship this summer gives me this opportunity. I will be organizing around environmental justice in low-income communities of color in my hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I am looking forward to helping my own community fight injustice and oppression. My goal is to ease the burden placed on communities of color, including the community I grew up in.
Antonio Maestas '18
Intern, SouthWest Organizing Project
Major: Sociology and Anthropology