Fanny Guzman Ortiz, Organizer & Housing Activist
Interview with Fanny Guzman Ortiz, a Boyle Heights resident involved in local community efforts to protect the housing rights of local neighbors. Recorded at the Sounds of California: Boyle Heights Festival (October 2021).
Fanny Guzman is a community leader in East LA who works to protect the housing rights of local neighborhoods that are at risk of gentrification and displacement. While speaking with Margarita, Fanny shares a bit about confronting the hardships of her mental health, enrolling as a student at East Los Angeles College with her daughter, and contributing to the establishment of a community land trust with the organization Fideicomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre (FCTL).