From marching 76-straight miles, to hunger striking for 26 days, Dr. César A. Cruz is dedicated to justice. Raised in Guadalajara, Compton, and Oakland, he’s now a 23-year veteran educator and co-founder of HomiesEmpowerment.co which is evolving to become a school. He was the first Mexican immigrant male to received his Doctorate in Ed. Leadership (Ed.L.D.) at Harvard University where he co-taught/co-founded the Ethnic Studies for Educators course. He is an author, and considered one of America’s 30 education thought leaders by the Christian Science Monitor. However, he’s proudest to be a husband, and father of three: Olin, Amaru, and Quetzali.