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Lorrie Crawford

The Colorado Trust - a health equity foundation
Community Organizer
Antonito, Colorado
I am just starting my new job as a community organizer for a very small, rural, Hispano community where I have lived for 13 years (I lived in a rural community in rural New Mexico before that). The community has a high economic poverty rate, but is rich in culture, beauty (surrounded by the Rocky Mountains), and natural resources. I love my community and its people! Visiting Brooklyn will be quite the experience - the whole of NY City is approximately 469 square miles with nearly 8.5 million people and where I live (a six county area) is 8,800 square miles with a total population of around 50,000. I am anxious to learn about the issues and solutions in this huge, urban environment and how they translate back to our tiny, rural area. All in all, I believe that wherever we live, there is inequality and concern for our health, environments, and well-being of our people and communities. I can't wait to visit with all of you! : ) See you soon.