About the speaker

Alba Jaramillo is one of Tucson’s community leaders in the area of social justice and human rights and the arts. Alba holds Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts and anthropology from the University of Arizona. Her background in theatre arts and law and her experience as a community organizer for immigrant rights promoted her to create Teatro Dignidad, a theater company in Tucson that produces plays that promotes human rights.

Alba also has 20 years of experience in building programs to raise awareness about gender-based violence, immigrant rights, and human rights. She was the youngest executive director in the country serving as a statewide director for Virginia’s sexual and domestic violence coalition. At an international level, she worked in Kenya with the Federation of Women Lawyers and advised parliament on the inclusion of women’s rights in the Revised Constitution. Locally, Alba has created programs that has serve hundreds of immigrant women. Currently she is the executive director of Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors an immigration legal non-profit.

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