This post is part of a special Women’s History Month series highlighting 31 community advocates (one for each day in March). The words on the feature image above were chosen by the interviewee when asked to select three words that best describe her role in the community.
For more information on how you can get involved, follow the links provided at the end of each interview.
Full name and age: Norma A. Ramirez, 35
Hometown: San Fernando
Your cause(s)/organization(s)/profession(s)/passion project(s):
I have been a member of La Raza Unida for the last 20 years as a community organizer. My passion has always been working within my community on social issues and participating in cultural events. I’m a board certified behavior analyst and currently work with children with special needs.
Why do you choose to focus on the Valley and do the work that you do?
I want my community to be a better place for my daughter and my people.
Why is it important for women to share their passion with the community?
I believe that women who give back to the community serve as role models for our youth and underrepresented groups.
If you had one wish for the San Fernando Valley, what would it be?
I wish our schools would provide a better education for our children.
Where can we find you online?