Events & Workshops

Voices of Courage

March 1, 2021
Voices of Courage

Our mission at Project Alianza is to ensure that every child has access to quality education, regardless of gender or where they’re born. But to reach this goal of education equality, the world needs empowered women, which is why part of our work at Project Alianza focuses on educating girls and hiring women.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve asked three incredible friends of ours who are passionate about securing education equality to share their stories - stories of resilience, of justice, of fighting for education, and of finding their own identities.

Lucy Morales

MARCH 8, 2021 • 3PM EST / 12PM PST

Lucy is a seeker of equity and social change. She migrated to Chicago from Mexico at the age of 7. From the age of 7 through the age of 16 Lucy experienced life as an Undocumented American in a city where these stories are hidden. At an early age, Lucy understood the systems of oppression that plague many people in the US--particularly Black, Brown, and Undocumented people. Now Lucy hopes to dedicate her life to dismantle systems of oppression that marginalize people here and abroad through community support. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and works with a non-profit that supports people experiencing homelessness.

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Dr. Simone Kotraba

MARCH 10, 2021 • 12PM EST / 9AM PST

Dr. Simone is using her natural gifts and talents to support the evolution of human consciousness by empowering leaders to close the gap of separation and align with Oneness. She is on a journey to raise her own level of consciousness and be of service to the upliftment of humanity. Simone recently founded the Inclusion in Leadership Institute that focuses on a heart-mind harmony approach to inclusion and equality in leadership. Simone is an evolutionary consultant and coach with over two decades of experience in various roles in K0-12 and higher education. She has served as a university professor, school leader, director, behavior analyst, mentor and consultant in public and private settings.

Simone is a mom to 7 year old twins, Cyrus and Manya. She resides in MA with her wife, children and two cats. Simone enjoys playing with her children, traveling, meditation, reading, and taking long walks.

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Ura Callejas-Vidaurre


MARCH 17, 2021 • 12PM EST / 9AM PST

Ura is a political refugee living in Costa Rica - an intersectional, queer, and antiracist feminist activist. One of her goals is to help to create an environment of innovation in Central America and improve public education with technology to generate equality. Her purpose is the defense of democracy. She is a member of the 12th class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute.

Ura is an Advertiser, political communication strategist, innovator, and entrepreneur. She is a blockchain visionary. She has founded companies and projects in the fields of digital advertising, digital media, and social innovation. She is currently a partner at Boombit Agency; CEO and founder of Barrilete.

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