Mari Rose Taruc




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Mari Rose Taruc is one of 15 fierce women being profiled as part of the 15 APA Women Leader Spotlights Campaign, and is endorsed by Youth Program Coordinator of Mandela Marketplace, Ellen Choy.

Mari is a fierce social justice leader, community organizer and mother of two.  In her 15 years working at Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Mari Rose has been a key staff helping to build and grow a deeply community-rooted organization protecting the health and livelihoods of low-income Asian Pacific Islanders in Richmond and Oakland.  From winning successful campaigns against Chevron, to building the first API state-wide coalition to fight climate change in California she leads with her heart, and stays grounded in principles of environmental and social justice.

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