Cinthya started organizing as a student in Sacramento leading efforts to fight the criminalization of young people of color. In 2006, Cinthya spearheaded efforts to organize student walkouts, community forums and marches that led and contributed to the immigrant rights strikes of May 1, 2006.
From 2007 to 2015, Cinthya led the immigrant rights organizing work for Causa Justa :: Just Cause. During this period CJJC developed and successfully carried out campaigns to fight the entanglement of deportation programs with local police enforcement, pass policies to protect and advance the rights of immigrants and bring attention to the corporations who financially invest in and benefit from the incarceration and deportation of communities of color.
Cinthya led CJJC’s immigrant rights coalition work at the local, state and national level and was instrumental in the founding and coordinating of ACUDIR: Alameda County United In Defense of Immigrant Rights and SFIRDC: The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee.
Cinthya is an alumna of the Women’s Policy Institute and the School of Unity & Liberation (SOUL) Summer School for youth organizers. She is a recipient of the Fellowship for a New California and served on the Board of Directors for CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice) and was a Planning Committee Member for Movement Generation.
Cinthya was most recently Legislative Director for Alameda County District 2. She is a mama, birth worker and translator. She loves to spend time by the ocean and walk through the oak woodlands and redwood forests.
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