Itzel Calvo Medina
Itzel Calvo Medina is an abolitionist and deportation defense organizer at the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance. Itzel’s undocumented status led her to advocate and organize for immigrant rights beyond the Dreamer Narrative. She works against the Carceral state that is mirrored in detention centers by supporting the efforts of directly impacted people fighting for their freedom and uplifting the narratives of the most criminalized that are often left out of the national conversation in immigration. She has been interviewed by CNN, Al Jazeera+ and Glamour Magazine. She migrated with her family from Oaxaca, Mexico in 1999 and currently resides in San Francisco. She is an undergrad at UC Berkeley as an Ethnic Studies Major.