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Welcome new board member Michelle McCurdy

Michelle McCurdy is currently serving the diverse student body at San Diego City College as a nurse practitioner in their student health clinic where she has provided primary care and health education for the last six years. In addition to her passion for maintaining the physical and emotional health of her students, she is extremely concerned and dedicated to addressing injustice and inequality at its root. She was selected for Mid-City CAN’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Training program and completed it in the fall of 2019. She has worked as a volunteer for Jewish Family Services helping at their refugee shelter and provided medical care in Tijuana through Bridges to Healing International. She is also an active member of multiple local groups involved in critical causes such as Doctors for Camp Closure (D4CC) and Moms Demand Action (SD4GVP).

Her nursing career began when she joined the U.S. Navy after graduating with her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After earning her masters in nursing at the University of San Diego, Michelle served on the San Diego Chapter board of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) as president-elect, president, and past president where she advocated for autonomous nurse practitioner (NP) practice legislation. Through her father’s work with a non-profit organization, Michelle was privileged to spend her childhood growing up in several countries, namely, the Philippines, India, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia, with intermittent visits to Sabah, Malaysia where her mother was born and raised. She has been happily settled as a San Diego resident since 1997 where she and her husband are raising their three children and four cats.

Enrique Morones interviews Buen Hombre Gil Cedillo

https://youtu.be/IcKwZenCWnQ

Please tune in to check out Enrique Morone’s interview with Gil Cedillo.  Find out how this union organizer from Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood became a reckoning force within the democratic party and is most well known for authoring the California DREAM act. He has also worked on increasing and expanding access to health care, developing regional solutions to combat homelessness, and encouraging economic development in his Downtown Los Angeles district. Gil Cedillo is a member of the Council of La Raza.

Find the podcast at  www.buenhombre.org and www.magnificentmujer.org. and on the Buen Hombre Youtube channel.  Enrique’s podcast interview will also be streaming on Apple Podcast, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Youtube  and Captivate.fm  

Gente Unida in Playas de Mexico spreading Love

GENTE unida board of directors members Enrique Morones, Ari Honarvar, and Hugo Castro visit a shelter in Playas, Tijuana Mexico.

Enrique Interviewed on KDHK TV Wednesday July 29th

Enrique Interviewed on KDHK TV Wednesday July 29th

Welcome our new board member Magnificent Mujer Omkari Williams

Please tune in today to check out Enrique Morone’s interview with Omkari Williams.  Find out how this activist, artist, storytelling creative who emerged from a family lineage and heritage  of African and Afro-American leaders in the fields of education, law, humanitarianism  across both sides of the Atlantic went from actress who performed for audiences in hospitals, to Washington political fundraiser, to mentor of grassroots activists across the globe and now acclaimed storytelling coach, mentor, speaker and podcaster.   Omkari is a sought after speaker internationally on issues related to social, economic and racial justice, gender equality, and women’s issues. She is the newest member of the Gente Unida Board.

Omkari Williams is an activist, artist, fundraising professional and storytelling creative who emerged from a family lineage and heritage  of African and Afro-American leaders in the fields of education, law, humanitarianism and activism across both sides of the Atlantic.  Her first incarnation in this life was a New York stage actress whose audiences weren’t broadway stages but regional hospitals and special populations with disabilities. Her next major career move was as to transform herself into a high powered Washington political fundraiser where she learned how the most powerful need powerful stories and lots of funding to get reelected. Disillusioned with the over emphasis on money machine in Washington she moved on to mentor grassroots activists across the globe on communicating their unique story as a strategy for building their own movements. Today Omkari Williams is an acclaimed storytelling coach, mentor, speaker and podcaster.   

Omkari is a sought after speaker internationally on issues related to social, economic and racial justice, gender equality, womens issues, abortion rights, feminism, self healthcare and spiritual fulfillment.   She is the newest member of the Gente Unida Board.

For Omkari, “Being an activist means that you are someone who takes consistent action, whether in front of the scenes or way behind the scenes, to advance a cause that you are passionate about. For me the size of the action isn’t the point, what matters is that you are regularly taking action to make a difference. That’s my definition of activism.”

The two major influences of Omkari’s life was her father’s influential legacy as a powerful Black Humanitarian Activist and on being a black woman herself in the context of life in the US and what that means in terms of being a Black woman and having to work twice as hard to achieve anything close to professional status and the challenges of inclusion at all levels of society.

For over the 30 years Omkari has been helping others tell their stories through her role as community actor, then political fundraiser, and grassroots activist, mentor and host of the podcast, “Stepping Into Truth”:

“Knowing that I’m really good at leveraging story to advance social justice causes has led me to take actions such as organizing abortion speak-outs, advocating for those without the ability to speak for themselves, e.g., children and undocumented people, and to teach others how to do the same.”

website: https://www.omkariwilliams.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omkari_williams/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/omkari_willia

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Buen Hombre Jesus Nebot and Gente Unida board member.

Please tune in today to check out Enrique Morone’s interview with Jesus Nebot.  Find out how this Venezuelan telenovela star went from fame to homeless in LA to successful social entrepreneur. Jesus Nebot is an award winning filmmaker, writer, director and producer and human rights activist who speaks internationally on issues related to environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment.   He is the newest member of the Gente Unida Board.

Find the podcast at  www.buenhombre.org and www.magnificentmujer.org. and on the Buen Hombre Youtube channel.  Enrique’s podcast interview will also be streaming on Apple Podcast, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Youtube  and Captivate.fm  

Jesus Nebot is a renowned filmmaker, social entrepreneur and human rights activist who speaks internationally on issues related to environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment.   He is the newest member of the Gente Unida Board. www.GenteUnida.net

Originally from Spain, Jesus studied drama in Madrid, and eventually made his way to Venezuela where he became well known and loved as a telenovela star. Nebot’s eventual emigration to the United States created a crisis in self identity and 180 degree turn in the direction of his career and life mission as he found himself a homeless actor and producer in Los Angeles. Nebot recreated himself as a social entrepreneur, activist, motivational speaker and producer who now uses the arts to create awareness and social change. 

 Jesus is  the winner of 26 international awards for his work as writer, director, producer and star of the immigration feature film NO TURNING BACK which has been sold to 92 countries already.

 Nebot’s latest film is AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, about the unfair criminalization of undocumented immigrants. It has already won 11 short film festival awards and it can now be viewed at www.americannightmarefilm.com

 Jesús has been invited to over 200 universities and colleges to show his films and inspire students become visionary leaders that can solve our greatest social challenges.

After receiving his B.A. degree with honors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Madrid, Jesus completed his training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York on scholarship from the Spanish Government. He then became internationally known for his starring roles in the top-rated television series’ “LA LOBA HERIDA” and “DIVINA OBSESION,” distributed by Warner Brothers International in 29 countries. Seeking to expand his career Jesus came to the United States in 1995 where he was granted the green card as a “person with extraordinary ability in the arts.” In 2000, Jesus launched his own production company by the name of Zokalo Entertainment with the intent of making films that were socially relevant and thought-provoking. Zokalo’s first production was the critically acclaimed feature “NO TURNING BACK” picked up for distribution by Universal after its successful theatrical release in Europe and in the United States. Nebot’s recent acting credits include guest-starring roles in the Fox EMMY WINNING SERIES’ “NYPD BLUE” and “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.” His website provides information on all of his projects, www.JesusNebot.com 

Nebot’s mission has always been to inspire personal and social healing and transformation through his speaking engagements, training seminars and artistic endeavors, including writing, producing, directing and acting. 

www.jesusnebot.com

Ph. 323-295-0000  

Watch film at www.americannightmarefilm.com 

or at youtube at  https://youtu.be/x2olcBQsvn4

NO TURNING BACK trailer youtube at https://youtu.be/6F7dE-eV5bM

Subscribe to our podcast at BuenHombre.org or ManificentMujer.org, on AppleItunes, TuneIn, Stitcher and on Youtube at Buen Hombre Magnificent Mujer. Please like our podcast and videos on these platforms as it helps us reach more listeners and grow our community. Join me as I talk to important influencers on issues regarding human rights, activism, creativity and how we can all make this a better world. Hear their inspiring stories, Amor Si Se Puede! Love is an Action not just a word.

 Buen Hombre Magnificent Mujer is a project of GenteUnida.net A 501c3 nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax deductible…

Donate to Buenhombre/MagnificentMujer

 

Subscribe to our podcast at BuenHombre.org or ManificentMujer.org, on AppleItunes, TuneIn, Stitcher and on Youtube at Buen Hombre Magnificent Mujer. Please like our podcast and videos on these platforms as it helps us reach more listeners and grow our community. Join me as I talk to important influencers on issues regarding human rights, activism, creativity and how we can all make this a better world. Hear their inspiring stories, Amor Si Se Puede! Love is an Action not just a word.

 Buen Hombre Magnificent Mujer is a project of GenteUnida.net A 501c3 nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax deductible…

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Magnificent Mujer Laura Castaneda

This week’s Magnificent Mujer is Laura Castañeda, an Emmy-award winning journalist, blogger, documentary filmmaker and media instructor, with more than 30 years of experience in various multimedia and multi-language platforms. Laura has most recently become the Community Opinion Editor at the San Diego Union Tribune and is focusing her efforts there on bringing diverse voices and viewpoints to this local media establishment’s narrative and coverage of local, national and international news. 

Laura is passionate about the power of storytelling to inform, educate, change opinions and form coalitions and communities around building awareness and creating change locally, nationally and across the world. She has honed her craft as a storyteller as a newscaster, independent producer, filmmaker, writer, screenplay and novel author and through the transmission of the craft of news and film editing and production as a mentor and faculty member at San Diego City College. 

Laura has an intense work ethic and sees her role inside the classroom and in the public arena as a role model and mentor for anyone of any race, color or background to pursue their dreams in front of the camera or behind creating authentic stories that make our world and media more reflective and representative of all stakeholders involved. 

laura.castaneda@sduniontribune.com

https://lauracastaneda.me/

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 Buen Hombre Magnificent Mujer is a project of GenteUnida.net A 501c3 nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax deductible…

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Welcome New Board Member to Gente Unida Jesus Nebot

Jesus Nebot is an renowned filmmaker, social entrepreneur and transformational speaker and trainer who has lectured in over 30 American states and 10 additional countries around the world for educational, cultural, non-profit, business and civic organizations. His mission is to inspire personal and social healing and transformation through his speaking engagements, training seminars and artistic endeavors.

As an entrepreneur, Jesús went from being homeless to financially free in just 5 years by building a real estate company that serves the housing needs of people living in some of the poorest regions of the country. He is also the founder of the Oneness Institute and a founding archangel of Humanity Unites Brilliance.

As a filmmaker, Jesus is the winner of 26 international awards for his work as writer, director, producer and star of several inspirational films that have been viewed by millions of people in over 80 countries. In addition, he also produced and hosted TIME WARNERS’ THE LOVE SHOW, in which he invited expert guests to explore the frontiers of Consciousness and the healing power of Love in our lives, in our communities and in the world.

Building on these experiences, Jesús developed visionary leadership programs in English and in Spanish to help individuals and organizations manifest their highest vision in life by powerfully transforming their way of thinking and being at a fundamental level.

Jesus is a Certified Member of the National Speakers Association, was named one of “The Top 100 Latinos on the Move” by Latino Impact Magazine and has received numerous speaking and filmmaking accolades, including the 2009 National Speakers Association CONNIE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE ON THE SPEAKING PLATFORM and the GOLDEN STAR HALO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

http://www.jesusnebot.com/

Welcome New Board Member Hugo Castro to Gente Unida

 

Please help us welcome new board member Hugo Castro to Gente Unida.

Hugo Castro is a courageous humanitarian who has worked for decades to protect the lives and well being of migrants on both sides of the US Border.

He has worked in shelters in Tijuana, and has been a guide, friend and advocate for many in their times of need. Hugo is an American Citizen born to migrant farm working parents. Hugo’s life was greatly influenced by the lives and work of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. It is fitting that this interview that allows us to take a look at his many accomplishments and trials falls on this day.

Hugo’s spirit is indomitable, it is our hope at Gente Unida that his message touches your heart as it has ours. Please share our podcast interview with him with your friends and family. https://www.buenhombre.org/episode-1-hugo-castro/

Hugo’s Facebook page for SOS Migrantes https://www.facebook.com/hugoicastrov

Hugo’s Instagram Page   https://www.instagram.com/hugoicastrov/

 

 

 

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