Abad Leyva

Immigrant Rights and Empowerment Program Manager

Born and raised in Tecoanapa, Guerrero, Mexico, the land of the Yope People. Afro-Indígena, migrant living in the USA since the late 90s, first to the factories in Chicago, later as a day laborer in California. With over 15 years of experience in the non-profit world and working with all communities, needs and income levels with a holistic approach. Abad has worked extensively as filmmaker and writer always covering social, political and indigenous issues in the USA and the Americas. Mexica Danzante, elder in training, temascalero.