Miriam is originally from Guatemala and loves working with and for her community. She arrived in Alabama in 2005. She previously volunteered at La Casita, and then worked at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama for several years. “For me it is a lovely experience to be able to show my community what one day other people taught me. Now I have the great opportunity to work at Adelante and continue to be involved with the community, which is the work I have always loved to do,” explains Miriam.
Luis Eduardo Robledo
Workers’ Rights Organizer
Born in Colombia, Luis immigrated to the U.S. as a child with is family. He has been in the Birmingham area since 2006, when he began his undergraduate in International Studies at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Luis is interested in empowering the worker community with the tools they need to represent themselves in their struggle for equality and justice.
Richard Cabán Cubero
Our Board of Directors
Marisol Aguilar is a community activist who’s been based in Hoover for the past 15 years. She works as a house cleaner. She has three children and is working diligently for the betterment of her community.
Yazmín is a Chicana, a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, a fighter in her community and a constant advocate for immigrant rights. She was raised in Alabama, and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in political science and international studies. Her parents came to the U.S. as migrant farmworkers who moved from state to state following the harvests, eventually settling down in Alabama. “My passion is to help others realize their own potential and to fight for their own liberation,” she explains. Yazmín was Adelante’s founding Organizer from 2015-2017.
Cesar has lived in Birmingham, Alabama for 16 years. He started working as an immigrants’ rights activist around 2011 with the Alabama Coalition For Immigrant Justice (ACIJ). He also serves on the board of Greater Birmingham Ministries. He served as Adelante’s inaugural Organizing Fellow in 2017.
As a mother, wife, and an immigrant, Remedios fights everyday for her family and he community. She got involved with community activism and social justice work because of her own personal struggles. Now Remedies hopes to make the world a better place through her efforts.
Benjamín Tzompaxtle Itehua*
Benjamín is an immigrant and indigenous rights activist based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is originally from Veracruz, Mexico. In recent years, his work has been strongly centered around immigrants rights, deportations, and wage theft. Benjamín’s passion for community activism is based on a desire to gain equality for his family.
Previous Board Members:
Dr. Carlos Alemán
Miguel Carpizo Ituarte
Pastor Tommy Morgan