Erika Latines



Erika Latines (she/they), also known as Erika with a “K”, is a queer Latine poet, humanitarian, and activist. Their background spans from corporate finance and international business to non-profit. They have 10 years of experience as a facilitator and trainer in areas such as violence prevention, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), queer rights and foundational knowledge, civil rights, and team building. They are the daughter of immigrants. They were born and raised on the southside of Chicago, IL. They finished high school in El Paso, TX, and lived in Mexico as an adult for 10 years. They have traveled all over the country sharing their poetry and story in English and Spanish to educate, empower and encourage youth and adults to be leaders of change. Their experience with racism, discrimination, hate, and violence have made them determined to do everything they can to prevent it.  They are passionate about people, making a difference, and leaving a legacy of love.