The dynamic and inspired Amanda Farías who represents Distict 18 of the South Bronx on the New York City Council returns to talk about her groundbreaking win and detailed plans to lift her community. This woman is an absolute force for good and conscious change.
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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