Meet Monica Novoa: Web of Change 2011 Fellow

Mónica Novoa is coordinator of the Drop the I-Word public education campaign, a project of the Applied Research Center and ColorLines.com. The campaign is a platform for people nationwide to drop the dehumanizing, racist slur “illegals," and to ask that the media do the same.

Mónica is a seasoned communications strategist and organizer and has implemented integrated marketing and public education campaigns across issues, including immigration, preventive health, technology and early literacy with the Matea Group in Washington, D.C., and Cause Communications and Ruder Finn Global in Los Angeles. She is passionate about using effective communications to advance worthy causes and to help communities transform and thrive.

Mónica serves on the board of Homies Unidos, an organization dedicated to gang prevention and intervention with families and youth in Los Angeles. She has a degree in English Literature from California State University at Northridge, where she also helped establish the nation’s first Central American Studies Program and research institute.

Check out what Mónica's bringing to Web of Change this year:

Read: Jose Antonio Vargas Came Out as Undocumented, NOT "Illegal"
Read: Students in Charlotte, NC Claim a Win for Drop the I-Word
Get Involved: Drop the I-Word