An illuminating conversation with Amanda Farías who is running for a seat on New York City Council in District 18, the Bronx. What a joy to connect with one of the inspiring leaders of the next generation who is taking us into the new era with a passion for justice and equality.
Amanda Farías is a lifelong Bronxite with a passion and commitment to public service. Born and raised in the 18th Council District’s Soundview neighborhood, Amanda is a second-generation Afro-Latina of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. Growing up in the Bronx, she is a product of local schools. Amanda developed a love for her community and a passion for basketball, seen on the court of local playgrounds across the district.
Soon after graduating from St. John’s University with a Master’s Degree in Political Science, Amanda’s career began by fighting voter suppression and mobilizing Black and Latino communities for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. She then went on to work in the New York City Council for five years, serving as Director of Special Projects. While working in City Hall, Amanda took on a larger role as a community activist and realized her community needed new leadership. Amanda then decided to run for New York City Council in 2017.
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