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Speaker Bios

March 22, 2022

Tarso Ramos

Tarso Luís Ramos | Political Research Associates

Tarso Luís Ramos has been researching and challenging the U.S. Right Wing for more than 30 years. At PRA, Tarso has launched major initiatives on white nationalism, the far right and law enforcement, antisemitism, misogyny, authoritarianism, and other threats to democracy. Ramos is a sought-after public speaker and his work has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, and Time Magazine, among other outlets. Before joining PRA in 2006, Ramos served as founding director of Western States Center’s racial justice program, and exposed and challenged corporate anti-environmental campaigns as director of the Wise Use Public Exposure Project. Ramos recently served as an activist in residence at the Barnard Center for the Study of Women.

Alex Tom

Alex Tom

Alex is the former Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) in San Francisco and is currently the Executive Director of the Center For Empowered Politics, a new movement capacity building center that aims to train and develop leaders of color and grow movement infrastructure at the intersection of racial justice, organizing and power building. 

With nearly 20 years of experience organizing for social and economic justice, Alex has organized in the working class Chinese immigrant community in solidarity with other communities of color and played key roles in forming multiracial alliances, such as SF Rising and Bay Rising. Alex received the OSF Racial Justice Fellowship to develop a toolkit to counter the rise of the new Chinese Right Wing in the US which will be coming out later this year. 
Alex is a proud baba (father) of a 6 year old awesome and autistic son and blogs regularly on parenting and politics.