Unity Through Diversity Week:Colectiva founder, Sandy Restrepo, will discuss the history and mission that drives the work of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo including the root causes of migration and systemic oppression. We will discuss current events and a history of immigration in the United States, and how Colectiva’s non-hierarchical model is implementing healing strategies for creating leadership and pursuing liberation within the immigrant community.
Sandy Restrepo is an immigration attorney and co-founder of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, a Burien based legal collective fighting for immigrant rights through community organizing and legal representation. She obtained a B.A. in Latin American Studies and a minor in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Sandy graduated from Seattle University School of Law. She is the first in her family to graduate college and obtain a professional degree.