Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Grecia Lima

National Political Director | Community Change
Pronouns: she/her

Grecia Lima (she/her/hers) is the Executive Director of Community Change Voters PAC and the National Political Director of Community Change/Action. She leads the development of national electoral strategies while integrating innovative communication and field strategies into the community organizing work. During her time at Community Change/Action, Grecia has prioritized the planning and execution of electoral campaigns with state partners that lead to long-term power building for Latino, Black, immigrant, and native communities. Before joining Community Change/Action, Grecia was the campaign director for the California Domestic Workers Coalition and a community and electoral organizer with PUEBLO in Santa Barbara, California. She is a graduate of University of California, San Diego, where she studied economic development and researched educational opportunities and economic outcomes for young migrants.

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Meeting the Moment: The Future of Governance and Multiracial Democracy

The opening plenary panel will set the stage for Facing Race 2022. Coming just weeks after the midterms, our political context requires our movement to be strategic, rigorous, and disciplined. This panel will discuss the just, multiracial, democratic society that is possible when racial justice is a fundamental principle of our society. The panel will focus on building collective power and strategy to root out systemic racism, to challenge and put an end to political violence and the rapid march towards white authoritarianism. Key questions will include:

  • Given the midterms, what is our analysis, what do we need to be doing going into 2023-24?
  • What in the last two years have we done well? What do we need to strengthen?
  • What do we need to do to win? And how do we do it?
Moderator(s): Glenn Harris Speakers: Michael McAfee, Sulma Arias, Grecia Lima