Michelle Garcia

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Michelle Garcia has been the Latino Community Organizer at Access Living since 2009, focusing on educating and collaborating with the Latinx community about disability rights and services. She organizes Access Living's Latinx advocacy group Cambiando Vidas (Changing Lives), whose mission is to create social change within the Latinx community. Michelle works to create change in disability issues such as immigration, transportation, civil rights, and self-esteem within the Latinx community. In 2016 she was part of leading the first national conference for Latinxs with disabilities by bringing together Latinx community organizers and service providers from across the country to work together on issues such as immigration, education, employment, and healthcare. As a result of the conference, the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD) was formed. Michelle serves on the Board of CNLD.

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