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A black-and-white headshot of a woman with long dark hair parted to the side. She is wearing a white turtleneck, and hoop earrings. Behind her are three graphic circles: one teal, one light green and one white.

Linda Flor Brito

UChicago Obama Scholars 2022-2023

Role

Community Organizer, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos

Location

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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Biography

Linda is a Community Organizer at Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, a community-led organization working at the intersection of labor and immigration on the Southeast side of Chicago. Linda organizes alongside community members to build collective power, lead campaigns, and develop educational training that promotes solidarity amongst immigrant workers. Linda previously worked in Washington, D.C. as a migrant justice organizer with the FreeThemAllVA Coalition and Sanctuary DMV to call for the abolition of the Prison-Industrial Complex. Linda also utilizes her poetry and the power of storytelling as a tool of resistance and liberation.

Linda is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.