We’ve been sitting on this news for awhile. We’re excited to announce Jacinta Gonzalez is the latest addition to the Mijente team. She is coming on board as our Field Director and bringing her experience formerly running the Congreso de Jornaleros in New Orleans and most recently working with PODER in México, organizing the Río Sonora River Basin committees against water contamination by the mining industry to the work of the #Not1More campaign and Mijente.
By way of introduction, she had this to say:
“Billions of dollars are being invested in this country’s police, surveillance, prison and deportation systems. The criminalization of communities and violent attack they are under is real, putting many of our loved ones in a state of crisis. I have been inspired by the groups and individuals around the country that have responded to this moment with innovative and bold organizing strategies and tactics. I believe that #Not1More and Mijente are doing just that, and am very excited and deeply humbled by the opportunity to work with the brave human beings on the frontlines of the fight for racial justice. As part of the team, I hope to help strengthen organizing that builds power to achieve the wins our communities deserve. “
You can reach Jacinta to give her a warm welcome at jacinta [at] mijente.net or in the comments below.
Photo Credit: Fernando Lopez