Community Caretakers: Blanca Perez
An interview with Blanca Perez, a community organizer who works towards protecting immigrant communities and providing access to healthcare services
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Blanca Perez is a community member from South Central Los Angeles who organizes people from Boyle Heights to fight for the health of their community. Blanca gets involved in many struggles in regards to health, and they’ve won victories like DACA [renewal] and medical services for dialysis patients. The efforts of organizers like Blanca have been able to support the most marginalized members of the Boyle Heights community.
"The important work we do is to improve the dialysis system. Many dialysis patients die every day because the clinics, the multi-million dollar corporations do not take good care of these patients." -Blanca Perez