Cristina Jiménez Moreta
Cristina is Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. She migrated to the U.S from Ecuador with her family at the age of 13, growing up undocumented. Over the last decade, UWD, under Cristina’s leadership, has grown to a powerful network of over 800,000 members and has played a pivotal role in shifting the politics and narrative about immigrants and immigration, ultimately influencing policy. Cristina was instrumental in United We Dream’s successful push for President Obama to sign Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) into law. In recognition of her work as a social justice organizer, Cristina received a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, the Four Freedoms Award, and a spot on the 2018 TIME 100 List.
Presentations from Facing Race 2020
All periods of change require a collective leap of imagination. In recent years, the Trump administration and racist Right have enflamed culture wars to advance white supremacist rule and racist violence. But at the same time, artists, athletes, culture-bearers, cultural organizers, and narrative strategists have moved millions to embrace radical racial justice narratives and ideas. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color working in the culture expand our desire for racial justice and sense of possibility. How are people innovating and advancing racial justice narratives? How do we think about the cultural battleground now in this time of uprisings? Race Forward is proud to present this plenary of leading cultural organizers, thinkers, and influencers.Moderator(s): Hiba Elyass, Chevon Drew Speakers: Crystal Echo Hawk, Layshia Clarendon, Cristina Jiménez Moreta