Latino Union of Chicago
Analía Rodríguez was born and raised in Durango, México. Her mother was a natural born community organizer that cemented the basis of social justice in her; her father moved to the US when she was 9 and became a day laborer. She moved to the United States when she was 18 years old. She focused on learning the new language and going to college for arts. Her experience in organizing has its roots in México and in the US, she started her organizing career at Latino Union of Chicago as a day laborer organizer after graduating from college. Leaving Latino Union, she went on to organize around the arts in the Little Village neighborhood, organize parents around education issues, and run after school programming for high school students. After years of learning and building she came back to Latino Union where she is currently the Executive Director, leading the organization to build collective leadership at all levels of the organization. In 2019 analía was awarded the Leaders for a New Chicago Awards in recognition of her work and commitment to social justice. She believes in a world where everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources, where we build strong communities and uplift each other.