Gutierrez oversees the Strategic Development & Operations for OCAD by addressing structural needs and facilitating the organization’s sustainable growth. They became involved with the organization as part of the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL). Gutierrez has over 5 years of non-profit administration development, and is also a co-founder of the Albany Park Defense Network and the Autonomous Tenants Union.
Lopez manages OCAD’s membership and leadership development, as well as artistic opportunities and graphic materials. He guides our work by developing projects that grow and establish a shared political understanding with our members and supporters.
Sobrevilla leads OCAD's campaign and coalition work. While supporting anti-deportation campaigns, Sobrevilla also ensures that OCAD plays a meaningful role in the Erase the Gang Database Coalition and push back on the ways surveillance is used to target immigrants for deportation. She transitioned into OCAD after being involved with the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) and the group decided to focus on anti-deportation tactics as one of the means for collective liberation.
Castellanos leads OCAD Community Asambleas, events, and press conferences, and contributes to the base building of the organization and popular education for intergenerational audiences. She got involved with our community organizing efforts after her mom’s case (Genoveva).
Solano is OCAD’s Deportation Defense Coordinator. She coordinates legal intakes and appointments, helps develop deportation defense strategies, and acts as a liaison with our network attorneys. She is also a community organizer with Únete La Villita.
casal alcaíno coordinates OCAD’s digital organizing and communications work, supporting the development of graphic designs, digital engagement, digital membership building, and adding capacity to OCAD’s individual campaigns and coalition work. casal alcaíno's political praxis is grounded in popular education, transnational liberation movements, and fat liberation.
Our collective liberation requires that we develop an intersectional analysis of the crises impacting our communities. We would be nothing without the love and solidarity we share with our friends in the struggle. These organizations have pushed our analysis, challenged our work, and helped us grow into the organization we are today.
No Cop Academy
People’s Response Team
Arab American Action Network AAAN
Black Lives Matter Chicago
University of Chicago Church
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Albany Park Defense Network APDN
Autonomous Tenants Union ATU
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
Beyond Legal Aid
Detention Watch Network DWN
Chicago Community and Workers Rights
Just Futures Law Wilson Avenue Church
McArthur Justice Center
Solorio’s Dream Team
NIU Dream Action
Open Society Foundation
Borealis Immigration Litigation Fund
Field Foundation of Chicago
PotPolk Brothers Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation