Emiliana Sparaco is a San Diego based member of the Communist Party USA and an SEIU organizer. Until 2016, she was a national leader of the Young Communist League and active in CPUSA Environmental Action a closed Facebook group which is “a meeting place for members and friends of the Communist Party USA to discuss environmental issues (especially climate change), share information, and coordinate activities.”
In October 2017, Emiliana Sparaco flew to Sochi, Russia. She was one of eight young people chosen by the Communist Party USA to join over 50,000 youth expected from over 183 countries for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students. Running from Oct. 14-22, this “worldwide gathering of young leaders” engaged in “discussions about how to work together to solve problems of war, racism, inequality, lack of jobs and educational opportunities, and many other urgent issues.”
Festival-goers gathered under the slogan “For peace, solidarity, and social justice, we struggle against imperialism – Honoring our past, we build the future!”
- Centered around the struggle against imperialism, fascism, and racism, and highlighting the role of the youth in the struggle for gender equality, the 19th Festival will honor the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution and the 70th anniversary of the Festival Movement.
The event was addressed and partially organized by Russian President Vladimir Putin.