Based on Lara Pacheco's own experience as young person of color, she was inspired by other QPOC who all held a passion to provide opportunities to young femmes of color the experience of body affirmation and connection to land, bodies, food and medicine.  In this, this group created 'brown girl rise'.  Our mission is to cultivate a radical sisterhood of girls of color who reclaim their connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to create a just future where we can and will rise together. 

Starting in late spring, we have held having bi-monthly meet ups for girls grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. Topics and interests that we have been exploring include:

~Social Justice

~Arts and Design

~STEM

~Plant Medicine

~Reproductive Health

~Gardening and Cultural Foodways