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Welcome to the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference!

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Lauri Valdez

Justice for Josiah
Laurie Valdez is many things: a single mom, a great friend, an activist, an advocate and a tenacious warrior for justice. She is also the founder of Justice4Josiah.org., which was created after the murder of Antonio Guzman Lopez by SJSU PD on February 21, 2014. Named after her 4 year old son, who lost a father that day and was sentenced to a lifetime of pain and emotional and mental suffering. Laurie has been a strong voice for her children and ALL youth being exposed to police violence in schools and their communities. Laurie has dedicated her life to raising awareness and educating the community and society on a myriad of social justice issues. She works to fight against policy that criminalize our youth, incite violence, and cause more harm than good to the children. She has been on various panels on policing and the community divide, she has presented at workshops for youth and know your rights trainings. She organizes and unites families in the Bay Area in California to share their journeys towards justi
Laurie Valdez is many things: a single mom, a great friend, an activist, an advocate and a tenacious warrior for justice. She is also the founder of Justice4Josiah.org., which was created after the murder of Antonio Guzman Lopez by SJSU PD on February 21, 2014. Named after her 4 year old son, who lost a father that day and was sentenced to a lifetime of pain and emotional and mental suffering. Laurie has been a strong voice for her children and ALL youth being exposed to police violence in schools and their communities. Laurie has dedicated her life to raising awareness and educating the community and society on a myriad of social justice issues. She works to fight against policy that criminalize our youth, incite violence, and cause more harm than good to the children. She has been on various panels on policing and the community divide, she has presented at workshops for youth and know your rights trainings. She organizes and unites families in the Bay Area in California to share their journeys towards justice.