Bryan Parras is a co-founder of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) and the Sierra Club of Texas Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign.  He is a longtime environmental justice advocate based on Houston, TX.  He co-founded the Librotraficante movement, serves as an Advisor to the Gulf Coast Fund, and sits on the board of the Environmental Support Center. Bryan was recently awarded a Gulf Coast Fellowship and has been working to help organizations use media for education, organizing and advocacy. He co-produces Nuestra Palabra on KPFT, Houston’s local Pacifica affiliate. He is currently acting as a Bridge the Gulf Fellow and helping launch a new interactive website where communities along the Gulf Coast can share their stories through the use of Blogs, Video and Photography. Bryan has been trained by Augusto & Julian Boal as a Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator. He has made presentations at various national Pedagogy & Theater of the Oppressed (TO) conferences and worked with communities in Buffalo, Chattanooga and Harlingen. Bryan has also contributed to two TO projects involving on-the-job environmental exposures of immigrant workers.