MEET THE TEAM
Lorena Quiroz, is a 22-year Mississippi resident. Born in Ecuador, by way of New York, she’s an organizer and mother of three amazing girls; first generation Afro Latinas born in the beautiful Delta flatlands. She is the founder of the Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity, an organization whose purpose is to amplify the voices of marginalized, multi-racial, and immigrant communities by active participation in civic engagement in deconstructing barriers that perpetuate racial, xenophobic, socio-economical, and gender identity and sexuality disparities and oppression.
Director of Finance and Operation
Jess Manrriquez is a queer Chicane educator specializing in the pre-Columbian Southeast. They have over a decade of experience in grassroots queer and racial justice movement work in Mississippi and throughout the Southeast. Jess is dedicated to uplifting and making space for marginalized folks, breaking down systems of oppression, and building systems that are just and equitable.
Sun/Moon: Cancer; Rising: Leo
Hello, my name is Isela Gonzalez; I am the Office Manager of IAJE. I really like helping my community, that they learn about their rights in this country and to be valued as the great human beings that they are. My work with IAJE obeys in particular because I want to empower more women like me, so that their rights are respected and they are treated with dignity.
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