monic uriarte

Monic Uriarte

Community Organizer and Health Promoter

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Monic Uriarte (she/her) is a community organizer and health promoter with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, a social justice non-profit organization in South Los Angeles that aims to develop and preserve affordable housing, elevate health equity and access to care, mobilize for environmental justice, create and protect local economic opportunities, expand engagement in arts and culture, and advocate for policies protecting human rights. She is a co-founder of People Not Pozos (People Not Wells) a grassroots campaign demanding that AllenCO Energy stop the operation of toxic emissions which caused negative health impacts to community members. AllenCo Energy closed temporarily in November 2013 after years of community efforts. Monic works with STAND LA to establish a city-wide ordinance to create a health and safety buffer between oil drilling and sensitive land.