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A Dream Realized: Alice Gachuzo-Colin's Civic Engagement and Community Roots in NWA
Episode 25826th February 2024 • I am Northwest Arkansas • Randy Wilburn
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"Engagement in our communities shapes the foundation of our society, nurturing the seeds of change and growth for a better tomorrow."

- Alice Gachuzo-Colin

Join Randy as he connects with the inspiring Alice Gachuzo-Colin, a Springdale resident who has made a profound impact on her community through civic engagement and advocacy. From her humble beginnings in upstate New York to her transformative journey in the Ozarks, Alice recounts her decision to run for Springdale City Council and her role as the Civic Engagement Coordinator for Get Loud Arkansas.

Alice's story is a testament to the power of community, the importance of representation, and the courage to stand up for what you believe in. She reflects on her motivations for organizing the annual MLK celebration in Springdale, her passion for empowering voters, and her determination to overcome barriers and stereotypes. With heartfelt emotion, she shares the pride and fulfillment she found in her campaign for city council, a milestone that reverberated through her family and the wider community.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Alice Gachuzo-Colin's journey from upstate New York to becoming a cornerstone of the Springdale community.
  • The significance of the MLK celebration in Springdale and how it honors Dr. King’s legacy through inclusivity and community action.
  • Insights into Alice's experience running for city council and the impact it had on her and her family.
  • The mission of Get Loud Arkansas and the fight against voter suppression in the state.
  • The evolving landscape of Springdale and the importance of balancing economic growth with the needs of all residents.

All this and more on this episode of the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

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