Isa Noyola is deputy director at the Transgender Law Center, a national organization that changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.She also works extensively for the release of transgender women from ICE detention and an end to deportations and mass incarceration. Isa identifies as a translatina, activist, and cultural organizer and is passionate about abolishing oppressive systems that criminalize trans and queer immigrant communities of color.
Presentations from Facing Race 2018
FRED Talks (Facing Race, Elevating Democracy) are videos produced at local events where activists and leaders share their stories and effective strategies for change. The stories and lived experiences of those most impacted by Mass Criminalization and Immigration are the foundations from which we weave our Movements. In order to shift narratives and break down systems of oppression we must amplify the voices of those who are leading the work.
FRED talks serve as a platform, a political education tool and a point of unapologetic connection. We are called to lean in, listen, teach and learn from the legacies of those who have innovated and upheld our Movements while creating a path for the change makers still to come.Roksana Mun, Marlon Peterson, Tawana Petty, Candi Brings Plenty, Ahya Simone, Kiera Dixson, Isa Noyola, Mama Rhonda Anderson
Presentations from Facing Race 2016
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.
Founder of #BlackLivesMatter
Zon Moua, Freedom, Inc.
Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance
Isa Noyola, Transgender Law Center
Chris Crass, Author, Educator, Parent
Michelle Alexander, Alicia Garza, Zon Moua, Judith LeBlanc, Isa Noyola, Chris Crass
Presentations from Facing Race 2014
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