Miguel Carpizo, Lead Organizer

 

Miguel started working in Alabama at the end of 2012  after the anti-immigrant law, HB56, passed in Alabama in 2011.  Coming from the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Miguel gained enormous experience in organizing base communities, developing educational plans to organize communities, and participating in direct actions and fundraising campaigns. Miguel practices vulnerability as a lifestyle and he is always trying to share his ups and downs in order to connect in better ways to his community.

Miguel was initially hired, in 2001, from Mexico by the United Methodist Church to plant Hispanic congregations in Middle Tennessee. Miguel is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a BA in Sociology.

He loves to read, write, movies, dinning with friends and spend time with his best pals Chamaco and Macaria (his dogs). His email is miguel@acij.net