Isa Noyola is a translatina activist, a national leader in the LGBTQ+ immigrant rights movement, and currently Deputy Director at the national digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, Mijente and Mijente Support Committee.
Over the last decade as a prominent translatina activist Isa has challenged LGBT and immigrant movements to center the leadership of transgender immigrants. From early campaigns to release individual transgender women experiencing abuse by ICE to the launch of #endtransdetention, she has advanced a vision for global trans advocacy based in the multi-layered experiences of trans immigrants. Most recently, following the death of Roxsana Hernandez in ICE detention, Isa helped launch the work to bring justice for Roxsana and to hold all responsible for her murder accountable.
In her time at Transgender Law Center, she also oversaw the establishment of TLC’s national organizing team helped to strengthen the relationship between TLC’s legal department and on-the-ground leaders, and worked closely with the executive director to grow the organization’s staff and infrastructure, including opening offices in Atlanta and New York. Through programmatic strategies and philanthropic advocacy, she took leadership in addressing how safety and security are defined and resourced by community as transgender people have continued to face a crisis of attacks by this administration, state violence, and violent murders.
Mijente is a political, digital, and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building. Launched in 2015, Mijente seeks to strengthen and increase the participation of Latinx people in the broader movements for racial, economic, climate and gender justice. Mijente Support Committee is the 501c3 arm; Mijente is 501c4. Follow at @conmijente and @mijentecomite