Isa Noyola

LYRIC & El/La Para Translatinas

Isa Noyola, El/La para TransLatinas national advocate, was born in Houston, Texas and comes from culturally rich family roots from Comitán, Chiapas and San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Isa identifies as a translatina, two-spirit, PK, queer, jota, muxerista, and cultural organizer. She brings years of grounded community engagement and of amplifying culture to transform leadership in queer and trans

youth and also translatina communities.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

It has been more than three years since #BlackLivesMatter became a rallying cry for a movement. While centering black communities and resistance, #BlackLivesMatter galvanized not only black organizers, it challenged people of all races to consider, "Whose side are you on?" Despite reactionary claims of divisiveness, communities of many races replied, "We're on the FREEDOM side!" Representatives from #AsiansforBlackLives and Familia, among others, will discuss struggles actions, challenges and opportunities from the multiracial movements that have emerged.

Michelle Alexander


Alicia Garza
Founder of #BlackLivesMatter 

Zon Moua, Freedom, Inc.

Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance

Isa Noyola, Transgender Law Center

Chris Crass, Author, Educator, Parent


Will be livestreamed.

Speakers: Michelle Alexander, Alicia Garza, Zon Moua, Judith LeBlanc, Isa Noyola, Chris Crass

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Both/And/All- Applying Justice at the Intersections of Our Identities

What does feminism and gender liberation have to do with racial justice? How are these struggles connected to movements for economic justice, bodily integrity and state sponsored violence? This workshop will highlight the work of noted scholars and leaders in the fields of racial, gender and social justice and give participants an opportunity to discuss the application of these movements into lived realities, including challenges, opportunities and victories.

Speakers: Isa Noyola, Pramila Jayapal, Teresa C. Younger