Lourdes is an immigrant originally from Mexico City, a home that she left at the age of 13 to move to Texas with her family.  Today, she is the Political Director of Mujeres Unidas y Activas, or MUA, a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women in the San Francisco Bay Area with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. MUA’s focus issue areas are Immigrant Rights; Domestic Worker Rights; and Violence Against Women. Before joining MUA, Lourdes was an immigration attorney, working as an immigration legal educator with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) in San Francisco; and, prior to that, representing immigrant women fleeing gender-based violence at the Tahirih Justice Center in the Washington D.C. area. Lourdes has worked as a contributor with Univision, Telemundo, NBC Bay Area, KQED News and local radio stations in the Bay Area of California. 



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