Juan Rodriguez: Proyecto Eco-Tierra
Juan Rodriguez is a community organizer and Director of Proyecto Eco-Tierra, a community organization established in the area of Westlake-Pico Union in Los Angeles. Proyecto Eco-Tierra works on different campaigns against GMOs and pesticides in the very low-income communities. Some of their activities include: working on different campaigns to avoid the use of pesticides in the community, organizing workshops for tenants’ right, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs and popular education. They are working on a campaign to preserve the tradition of the corn as a culture of the indigenous migrant communities and to develop self-sufficiency and autonomy within their community. Juan is the coordinator of the Street Vendors Union of District 1.