Laura Carmen Arena

 

Seeking your vote for Cambridge City Council

 

 

          I am a Latina who has been a Democrat and community activist for over ten years. I have been working on issues of diversity, including affirmative action, equal opportunity, economic development, GLBT concerns, housing, educational access, environmental safety and ecojustice. I strongly support full equality under the law for all, including gay marriage and universal healthcare, increased medical, housing and social services support for seniors, and educational opportunities for immigrants. For the past ten years, I have been an educator, a community organizer, an administrator in higher education, and also worked at a center towards inter-religious understanding. I have extensive experience in cross-cultural and multicultural settings, and speak Spanish fluently.

 

          I earned both a Master's degree in education and a Master's degree in the study of world religions from Harvard University and I am presently Assistant Director for Multicultural Affairs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Additionally, I have much experience in technology and the arts and the opportunities each of these fields can provide for community-building, civic engagement and dialogue. Prior to my work in Cambridge, I developed an arts program for children, counseled refugees seeking temporary protection status and worked with immigrants as an ESL teacher in the Bronx.

 

          I would like to see a party that is revitalized and aware of the pulse of the communities of color in the state, and the concerns of the many diverse groups here. We are a rapidly changing demographic and I would like to work to make the Democratic Party responsive to the needs of a diverse population. As an immigrant, a child of immigrants and a Latina with extensive experience in the fields of education and policy, I know I have much to contribute to the Party by serving on the Democratic State Committee. I hope that I can count on you to give me your vote. Thank you.

 

 

 Laura Carmen Arena

 

Seeking your vote for Cambridge City Council
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Laura Carmen Arena
1770 Mass Ave #630
Cambridge MA 02140