Poder in Action’s mission is to build power to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression and determine a liberated future as people of color in Arizona through their lived experience, leadership development and civic participation.
Poder in Action is led by organizers who began as volunteers within the organization, and created programs based on their personal experience with injustice in the immigration, criminal justice, and education systems. Each program builds community power by centering those who are most impacted by systemic oppression.
In April, UUJAZ was honored to support Poder's work by purchasing a table at the Night at the Garden fundraiser event. UUJAZ staff and board members, and UUs from around the Valley, were delighted for this special occasion when joy takes center stage in the work of collective liberation.
As Poder said, "It was a beautiful night in community with so many, celebrating the power and resilience of our people!"