What moves our movement forward? Our Solís Policy Institute alums like Héctor T. Plascencia. Héctor is a movement consultant, community builder, and social justice advocate working at the intersection of community and coalition building, public policy and advocacy, and research justice.
For over 15 years, Héctor has worked with and for undocumented Californians, communities of color, and transgender and queer communities. As a member of these identities, Héctor offers a unique perspective and strategic approach to creating movements and social justice practices. Héctor’s passion for SPI stems from their connection with Dr. Beatriz María Solís and her influence on their work.
“During the pandemic, my late mentor Bea passed, and the Women’s Policy Institute was renamed in her honor while I was a fellow. The Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute reminds me of Bea’s heart, her courage, and her commitment to community.”
Héctor shared four ways their connection with Bea and the Solís Policy Institute validated their place in policy and advocacy.
Héctor’s Top 4 Reasons
- The Solís Policy Institute reminded me of our collective power, of our ability to create change, and the importance of doing it together.
- We all have the ability to transform our world, and the Solís Policy Institute gave me the tools to do it effectively.
- Transforming our world is not a solo act. As an SPI fellow, I was able to build a team and get the skills I needed to set a direction toward justice.
- The Solís Policy Institute validated my place in policy and advocacy by giving me a place to fight for our people and change the world.
Héctor is among the 600+ alum carrying on Bea’s legacy and helping to shape our feminist future in California. Applications are open, and the deadline to apply is July 19th.
Become an SPI fellow this year and continue our work toward the health, safety, and prosperity that we all deserve.