Our New Community Coordinator, Habló Rodríguez Díaz!

Friends, 

The A Way Home America team is proud to welcome Habló Rodríguez Díaz (they/them) to the AWHA team as our Community Coordinator! As our Community Coordinator, Habló will work in three of our Grand Challenge communities as the main point of contact with communities, support community conversations, progress tracking, and resource deployment. 

Habló Rodríguez Díaz is a Two Spirit, queerly gifted, decolonial Indiginous Raramuri and Cali Colombian descendent, cultural practitioner, Curandera/X and healer. Centered in intersectional, radical, accessible, decolonial healing practices and wellness practices, Hablo understands the importance of unapologetic joy to guide us towards liberation.

As a person with lived experience and expertise, Hablo’s passions extend from organizing and manifesting multiple accessible organic and urban food/medecine gardens in San Francisco, to disability rights organizing across the so-called US and the ethers of  Pandemic fueled Zoom calls. To  publishing in the HuffPost about their on the ground journalism centered in covering environmental racism, genocide, cultural resilience and fortitude. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Latino Studies Minor, Hablo’s emphasis remains inspired by Queer and Trans People of Color who refused to be silenced, talked at or talked for.  With a name that translates in English, too “I Speak”, Hablo’s intentionality is rooted in walking in ceremony with the sacred. 

The AWHA team is excited to continue our work with the committed and courageous leader Habló has proven to be. 

Stay tuned for more information and updates on the work they will lead to help our movement achieve an end to youth homelessness. Please join us in welcoming Habló to our team by reaching them at hablo@awayhomeamerica.org.

Sarah Mikhail
Grand Challenge National Director