Mike de la Rocha, Co-Founder, Revolve Impact
Mike de la Rocha is a strategist, musician and one of the most effective change makers of our generation. As co-founder of Revolve Impact (an award-winning movement building creative agency and content studio), he is behind several of the largest policy victories and cultural shifts of the last 20 years. Highlights include founding Artists for 47, a coalition assembled to pass California’s historic Proposition 47 that has impacted more than 1 million people and led to the largest record change effort in United States history, co-founding Athletes for Impact, an inclusive and global network of athletes committed to equity and social change, and executive producing #SchoolsNotPrisons, the leading brand at the intersection of arts, culture and activism. Mike’s impact portfolio includes serving as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Californians for Safety and Justice, Legislative Deputy for LA City Council Member (and current U.S. Congressman) Tony Cárdenas and Policy Advisor for the L.A. Human Relations Commission. His work in utilizing music for social change spans four continents where he has worked alongside notable cultural icons such as Harry Belafonte, Dolores Huerta, and John Legend. He is one of GOOD Magazine’s top 100 people changing the world, the 2017 recipient of the AFL- CIO’s Justice, Peace and Freedom Award, a Shorty Social Good Award for Social Justice recipient, and a top innovator in America, as listed by Stanford Social Innovation Review. Mike serves as a Board member of The Community JusticeAction Fund, the leading nonprofit organization building power for and with communities of color to end gun violence.