Minerva brings several years of experience as an abolitionist political education facilitator and tenant organizer in South Los Angeles and Inglewood to Essie. As a system-impacted and second-generation immigrant, they have a deep passion for organizing and supporting community members and leaders in being active in campaign and power building work. Minerva is also a visual artist with an emphasis in screen printing, creating at the intersection of art and movement work. Most recently, they co-created a screen printing fundraising initiative to redistribute resources directly to people who are system-impacted. Minerva believes deeply in the leadership of Black and brown people and communities and of the power of this movement.