Gina Acebo

Gina Acebo Gina is the Network and Events Coordinator of the Applied Research Center. She received degrees in Political Science and Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and cut her teeth as a student organizer fighting for fair admissions for students of color. As a MAAP intern of the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) in 1987, she worked with the Black Women's Health Project in Portland, OR and organized displaced Filipino senior citizens in the Bay Area. As one of the first participants of the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute, she worked with Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in Virginia, Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana and returned to the West Coast to work as a full-time field organizer of Service Employees International Union organizing health care workers. From 1992-1999, Gina served as a senior organizer and trainer of C

Love, Exciting and New: Van Jones Tells Glenn Beck to Come Aboard -- We're Expecting You

by Gina Acebo on Mar 1, 2010 1:49PM

Van Jones shows that the work to bring racial equity to the green economy is not over, but in our hands... and in our collective hands, the work must be guided by love. Take that Glenn.


Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle: Don't Sweat The Technique

by Gina Acebo on Oct 12, 2009 12:16PM

gina-acebo-racewire-green.jpg West Oakland’s deFremery Park pulsated with color, soun


Obama and Willie Mays: The Men of Summer

by Gina Acebo on Jul 15, 2009 12:22PM

obama-mays2.jpgPresident Barack Obama talks with baseball great Willie Mays aboard Ai


U.S. Congress On Slavery: We're Sorry...Again*

by Gina Acebo on Jun 19, 2009 12:16PM

*Disclaimer: But don't expect any funded mandates for real change. waving_flags_e.gif


Listen in on "Journalist Webinar Briefing: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap"

by Gina Acebo on Jun 15, 2009 1:20PM

In April 2009, Jose Garcia of Demos posted in RaceWire that "social investment policies in the past have f


UAFA Would Keep Shirley Tan with her Partner and Kids

by Gina Acebo on Jun 5, 2009 9:37AM

This is Shirley Tan, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). UAFA would allow U.S.


Remembering Professor Takaki, An Activist, Educator and Pioneer

by Gina Acebo on May 27, 2009 2:18PM

rontakaki.jpg As we come to the end of this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), I w


Manong Al Has Left the Building...

by Gina Acebo on May 4, 2009 11:34AM


All That Glitters Isn't Gold... and It Definitely Ain't Post Racial Bliss

by Gina Acebo on Jan 12, 2009 12:38PM

by Gina Acebo I don't watch 30 Rock, but I've enjoyed Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin during the 2008 election season. But this bit at the Golden Globes? I'm not lovin' it.


Dear Supposed and Still Undecided White Feminist Allies:

by Gina Acebo on Aug 29, 2008 3:36PM

by gacebo Now that John McCain's selected Sarah Palin as his VP for the national election, I just have one question: How ya' gonna throw down now? Sincerely, A Woman of Color