Mike de la Rocha
Mike de la Rocha is a strategist, musician, and one of the most effective change makers of our generation. As Founder of Revolve Impact (an award-winning social action and creative agency based in Los Angeles), he has co-orchestrated several of the largest policy victories and cultural shifts of the last 30 years. Highlights include co-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 U.S. history, launching the Justice Policy Network, the country’s first bi-coastal fellowship focused on increasing the number of leaders in government advancing a new safety agenda, co-founding Artists for 64, a coalition that helped pass California’s Proposition 64 that decriminalized marijuana and made recreational use of cannabis legal, and producing #SchoolsNotPrisons, an innovative digital campaign and cultural engagement strategy for communities most impacted by mass incarceration. Mike’s impact portfolio includes serving as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Californians for Safety and Justice, Legislative Deputy for (future 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.