Cristina Jiménez


Cristina Jiménez is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. She was instrumental in United We Dream’s successful campaign for President Obama to sign Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) into law. In recognition of her work as a social justice organizer, she received a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, the Four Freedoms Award, and a spot on the 2018 TIME 100 List. She migrated to the U.S from Ecuador with her family at the age of 13, growing up undocumented.


Cristina is developing a book that is intended to be an intervention in the narrative about immigrants in this country, calling for audiences to confront the deep history of white supremacy and anti-Blackness that has shaped the modern day American immigration system and inspiring us to build a truly inclusive America together.

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