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Finding Common Ground

Build a Big Tent

In this episode of the UN Human Rights podcast, #StandUp4Migrants, we explore why it's important to find allies across advocacy issues and identities.

Meet Niria Alicia Garcia, a Xicana human rights advocate whose parents migrated from Mexico to the United States.

Niria Alicia believes her activism sits at the intersection of migrant justice, climate justice and indigenous rights. She is a participant in the Run for Salmon, a 300-mile prayerful walk led by indigenous leaders and was awarded the 2020 Young Champion of the Earth Award by the United Nations Environmental Programme. Our conversation with Niria Alicia explores her activism and insight on how we can multiply our impact by expanding our network to meet new allies.

“We need to think in terms of weaving webs,” she said. “We need to think of ourselves as master weavers, not just single thread spinners.”


  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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