Woodland Hills, CA
Rio was born and raised in Echo Park with Central American roots. Rio is People for Mobility Justice’s (PMJ) Policy & Programs Organizer. PMJ is a Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) family that seeds critical consciousness around mobility justice in all the communities in which they work to ensure that everyone can move in public spaces with love and dignity. Since 2002, Rio has worked across all of California and the nation on issues of mobility justice, transportation equity, food justice, healing justice, land liberation, resisting displacement and much more.
Rio has self-acclaimed doctorates in bicycles – from safety, mechanics, art, bike touring, and more. PMJ see bikes as medicine and prioritize this type of work alongside other BIPCOC who are Queer Trans* and Intersex. Follow PMJ on Facebook: People for Mobility Justice and Twitter: PeopleforMJ.