Cristina Jiménez, the Cofounder and Senior Advisor of United We Dream, joins Alaa on this week’s episode. Together they will discuss the power of rage, collective mobilization, and how we must do the work to understand the issues to build inclusive and diverse movements.
Being At The Table means:
“I always say that nothing about us should happen without us and that means creating our own tables sometimes. That means coming to the table, even if there is no chair for you and forcing yourself in.” - Cristina Jiménez
Highlights from the Conversation:
- Becoming an organizer and activist lead to her understanding the true power of her voice
- Channeling injustice and rage into action
- Organic Transformation
- Centering on the voices, experiences and lives of people directly impacted by injustice is a core value of United We Dream
- Success will be the day where a boy or girl who has an immigrant experience does not have to feel ashamed for it
- Harnessing moments to create massive awakenings in people
- The simple act of storytelling is healing and transformational
- And More…
About the Guest:
A Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country, Cristina Jiménez is a community organizer, strategist, and freedom fighter. After emigrating to New York from Ecuador with her family at the age of 13, Cristina lived undocumented for 12 years. Today, Cristina has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine and was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2017.
About the Host:
Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.
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