Abril Gallardo Cervera is communications eirector at LUCHA (Living United for Change in Arizona) and a 2018 ReFrame alumna. Abril’s family emigrated to the United States in 2003, and she recalls having to adapt to a new culture and a new lifestyle. While this was very difficult for them, her family is strong. Abril and her family have maintained great faith alongside their church’s support. However, fear was still present in their daily lives because of the state’s many anti-immigrant laws, such as SB 1070, and hateful sentiments from the people of Arizona. Despite this, Abril was able to transform this sense of fear into a drive to get involved and organize the immigrant community in Arizona. With the efforts of hundreds of individuals such as Abril, undocumented youth were able to get Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provided temporary relief for undocumented youth. Abril has spent more than six years organizing and leading in her community through educational forums, legal immigration clinics, promoting Latino voting, civic education, and youth leadership development in Arizona. She was an instrumental communications team member in the Bazta Arpaio campaign that defeated former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2016.



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Tim Buckingham

I currently live in Lexington Kentucky with my partner, Amy, our daughter Joleigh, our son Hagan, and our dog Ellie. I joined KFTC staff as a Communication Associate in 2007. I am primarily involved in materials and message production with a leg immersed in grassroots fundraising. I have MA in Critical Media Studies from the University of Kentucky. I’m active in local community organizing around equal access to transportation. I’m a founding member of the amazing Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop (thebrokespoke.org).

Tori Cress

Tori Cress is an Anishinaabe mother of two, from Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island, Ontario, Canada. Tori has been organizing Idle No More events around Ontario since the rise of the Idle No More movement in November 2012. Tori works part-time for Idle No More in an administrative role and spends much of the rest of her time volunteering for Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. She works with others on the Idle No More communications team and the development committee. Tori also drives a taxi cab in small town Midland to help fund grassroots work locally.

Sidney Fang

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Sydney is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and refugees. She is the Communications Associate at Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). Prior to APEN, she served as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow at the United Way of King County in Seattle and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement in Washington, D.C.. Sydney’s communications expertise comes from her time as a Communications Intern with Grassroots Change and her experience as a spokesperson on issues of campus diversity. Sydney graduated in 2012 from the UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Public Health and a Public Policy minor. She began her activist career as a student leader in multicultural campus coalitions, where she focused on recruitment and retention efforts for underrepresented Asian Pacific Islanders and served as a student senator. Sydney has also organized Chinese home care workers and served as a City of Berkeley Community Health Commissioner. She was a Public Policy International Affairs Fellow and a Bridges to Health Academy Associate at the Greenlining Institute. In her spare time, Sydney runs Lake Merritt, cooks Chinese food, and does neighborhood organizing against displacement.

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