Dr. Laurent Reyes is an assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare, a scholar in the Latinx and Democracy Cluster at UC Berkeley, and a member of UCSF Emancipatory Sciences Lab. She comes to UC Berkeley from Rutgers University, where she received her MSW and PhD in Social Work with a focus on Aging and Latinx communities. She is also a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Research Scholar (HPRS). Dr. Reyes uses qualitative and visual methods to listen and narrate lifetime stories of resistance and solidarity among Latinx and Black elders to re-imagine civic participation from their perspective and lived experience. In addition, she collaborates with community members, artists, and non-profit organizations to weave these stories and support the ongoing movement towards liberation.
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