Lucia is a leader and a fighter. She holds the love for her family and helping others at the center of all her decision making.
Take a minute, and imagine you had to leave the home that you know and the people you love in order to keep yourself and your family safe…
Lucia faced this impossible decision between pursuing safety and remaining in her homeland. She has endured unimaginable tragedy, including losing two of her children to violence in Venezuela, and making several treacherous journeys searching for refuge.
Now Lucia is a leader in the immigrant rights movement with Community Change Action and partners, demanding Congress and President Biden provide Colombians with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), granting them safety without the fear of deportation and allow them work authorizations. Watch her story here on ChangeWire to discover the hope she continues to hold onto as she raises her voice with so many other hard working supporters.
Using the voice and image of Lucia, Communications Fellow Miguel Rueda illustrates her journey in a graphic novel style animation. Animating the journey helps us bring you into her experience, visualizing the memories in a way that words alone cannot.
Add your name to the DED for Colombia campaign, urging our country’s leaders to pass relief for Lucia and 182,000 other Colombians living in the United States cca.is/ded4colombia