Ada Colau


Ada Colau Ballano born Barcelona, Spain March 3, 1974. Catalan activist, social reformer & politician. Organized protest against Iraq War; led nonviolent protests against housing evictions. Elected mayor of Barcelona, 2015.


"I'm not powerful. I'm just a normal person and that's what worries them most. It just shows how much power normal citizens can have." (International Center on Nonviolent Conflict [ICNC], Feb. 25, 2014; photo wikipedia)