Elizabeth Alcantar | CHIRLA

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Elizabeth Alcantar

Title: 
Regional Field Coordinator – South East Los Angeles
E-Mail: 
ealcantar@chirla.org
The daughter of immigrant parents from Tepatitlán, Elizabeth is an advocate and organizer by heart and trade. She joined CHIRLA in February 2018 as the Regional Field Coordinator for Southeast Los Angeles. Prior to joining the team, she was the Local Advocacy Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and a Southeast Los Angeles Field Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis where she represented and supported residents from the Southeast L.A. community. Elizabeth’s dedication to community education, organizing, and advocacy came from seeing the work her father’s union accomplished to advance workers’ rights and safety. When she started college, she began to organize with Students for a Quality Education to advocate for free higher education and later went on to organize with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the C.L.E.A.N. Carwash campaign during the summer. She currently organizes with a community collective called Proyecto Vecindad to create safe spaces for community members in the Southeast L.A. area to share their experiences through the use of art and education.
 
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor's in Political Science and Sociology from California State University, Long Beach and serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Cudahy. She is looking forward to working alongside our Southeast and Northeast LA neighbors to ensure our communities have the know-how to push for a just society fully inclusive of all immigrants.