New York State Youth Leadership Council
Key Topics: Immigration, sexual assault, immigrant youth and media, and film screenings. Can present in both English and Spanish.
Bio: Angy Rivera, a Colombian immigrant who was previously undocumented, is the Co-Executive Director at the New York State Youth Leadership Council, an undocumented youth led organization fighting for immigrant justice through leadership development and community organizing. Rivera graduated from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, obtaining a degree in Culture and Community Studies while minoring in Human Services. Rivera created Ask Angy, an award winning undocumented immigrant online advice column. In 2012, Rivera met documentary maker Mikaela Shwer who filmed her and her family for the film No Le Digas A Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone). The Peabody Award winning documentary, which aired on PBS in 2015, navigates the difficult reality and double silence Rivera experiences as an undocumented immigrant and survivor of sexual assault.
Selected Speaking Experience
Rivera has spoken at universities, high schools, and middle schools across the country, also at community events, rally, actions and events like The Women's March NYC, WeDay NYC, and more.