Community Organizer/Outreach Specialist
Stop Terror and Oppression by Police Coalition
Rocio Zamora is a community organizer, educator, and artist. She started as an undergrad supporting the national DREAM Act and campus diversity and inclusion efforts. She then became a reproductive justice organizer with the California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, and ever since her cousin, Jonathon Coronel, was shot 16 times in the back by San Diego Sheriff Christopher Villanueva, Rocio has led grassroots campaigns to end the racist gang injunctions, demand police accountability, defund the police, end the school-to-prison pipeline, and equip families of victims with support. As a member of the STOP coalition, she has participated in the creation of SB731, AB1196, AB2054. She works at San Diego State University’s Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs where she supports first-generation low-income students in their successful transition, retention, and graduation. As a first-generation brown indigenous Otomi woman from poverty and criminalized areas, this is self/community defense.