Mar 7, 2018
This week on FREEda's World we are recapping the epic movie Black Panther! Join myself and our strategic director, Jellisa Joseph as we unpack this monumental film and dive deep into it's portrayal of women. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Cristina Jiménez! Cristina Jiménez is a leader in the youth-led immigrant rights movement and instrumental in creating the DACA program. By sharing her own story of being undocumented, Jiménez inspired others to come forward, and helped change the discourse on immigration. Cristina Jiménez is Executive Director & Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. Originally from Ecuador, Jiménez came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 13, attending high school and college as an undocumented student. She has been organizing in immigrant communities for over a decade and was part of UWD’s campaign team that led to the historic victory of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that protected close to a million young immigrants from deportation. Under Jiménez’s leadership UWD has grown to a powerful network of 55 affiliates in 26 states with over 400,000 members. (Information on Cristina Jiménez is taken from the National Women's History Project. www.nwhp.org) Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!