Students for Economic Justice 2016 Fellowship
April Dannette Lopez currently attends San Diego State University and is a double-major in Spanish and Sociology. She and her twin sister were raised by a single mother and they are both the first out of 4 brothers and sisters to attend college. Most of her childhood was spent in Barrio Logan, where she stayed with her grandmother who watched her while her mother worked. From a young age April was exposed to the many injustices minorities, low-income families and other San Diegans face, but it wasn’t until college that she discovered venues in which to make a change.
April believes that through the fight for social and economic justice we can achieve better conditions and equality not just here, but throughout the country. Currently she volunteers with Western Service Workers Association (WSWA) an all-volunteer membership organization located in Logan Heights where she works with the community to alleviate poverty. Although her paths are still unclear, she knows that her future endeavors include activism, organizing and making San Diego, especially, a better place for all its inhabitants.