TEDx Occidental College Alberto Retana: Creating Change


How do ordinary people create extraordinary change? In this Talk, Alberto Retana shares stories of transformational change and will draw lessons on what you can do to create transformation in your life starting today.

Alberto's core values center on the notion that: people, love, and compassion, coupled with organized power, strategy, and vision, have the potential to change society. Alberto was first introduced to organizing while studying at UCLA. As a student activist,Alberto joined with other students across the country in organizing campaigns to defend affirmative action, lower student fees, and advance racial justice. After leaving UCLA, Alberto cut his teeth in community organizing at Community Coalition. At Community Coalition, he sharpened his organizing values; these values highly place leadership development, building the power of collective action, and non-violence, as core tenets to advancing social change.