Erica Gonzalez is the Deputy Director of #Power4PuertoRico, a coalition of organizations, leaders, and advocates from across the nation working together to address the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria through advocacy, strategic communications, and direct mobilization.She is is a lifelong advocate for social justice and Latino issues. With expertise in news media, government and digital engagement, Erica is a leader in strategic and transformational work. At the New York City Council, she led the development and implementation of the Council’s first-ever digital inclusion and innovation plan. As the former executive editor of El Diario/La Prensa, Erica conceptualized “Sept.11 – the Latino experience,” a 10th anniversary, ground-breaking, multiplatform project that focused on the implications of this devastating event on Latino workers, immigration policy, the New York City mayoral race, and gentrification. Prior to this position, she served as the publication’s opinion page editor and wrote hundreds of hard-hitting editorials that helped build momentum for many critical changes, including reforms to the Rockefeller drug laws and the introduction of a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York State.
Erica’s work is included in the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. She is currently a judge for the Aronson Awards and a member of the Women's Media Center Board of Directors.
Follow Gonzalez on Twitter @EG10029.