Daniel Leon-Davis, like Escalante, is a 27-year-old Venezuelan immigrant. Leon-Davis is the senior creative director at SOZE, a social impact, creative agency that produces events, campaigns and creative content for various advocacy organizations.
Comedian Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) and social justice advocates like Daniel Leon-Davis (Senior Creative Director at SOZE) also participated. While their stories featured glimpses of hope and pride, the backbone proved to be a calling for immigration reform, a large topic in this year’s presidential election.
“Within the Latino community, Black Lives Matter has to become an issue,” says Latino rights activist Daniel Leon-Davis, social media director for hip-hop producer Russell Simmons, who said this week marked a shift in the way he thinks about the ties between people fighting for Latino and immigrant rights and those marching for Black Lives.