By: Greg Jobin-Leeds
Episode 2 of When We Fight, We Win! The podcast is here! In this episode we have the honor of speaking to Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth led organization in the country. Cristina was named a TIME 100 person in 2018, she was a MacArthur Fellow in 2017 and is a recipient of the Freedom From Fear Award.
United We Dream focuses on creating an inclusive space for young people, to support, engage and empower themselves to make their voice heard. Cristina is a role model for so many young immigrant activists.
Originally from Ecuador, she shares her journey with us: coming to the United States and what her experience was like first-hand growing up undocumented in this country. Cristina explains how she became an activist and what compelled her to stand up and start organizing. Her story is one that many immigrant families can relate to. Feeling alone and afraid. Lost and scared. But Cristina’s story of resilience is one to be heard.
Episode 2 is now available across all podcast streaming platforms.
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