We are a members-based organization fueled by the passion and creativity of who shows up. We meet twice a month via Skype on Monday evenings at 8pm CST. If you are interested in joining one of our calls and/or exploring the possibility of joining ODA as an active member, please be in touch.
Maggie Loredo was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. At the age of 2, she immigrated with her parents and at 18; she decided to move back to Mexico where she has now lived for 8 years. As co- founder of ODA she is dedicated to the well-being of Otr@s Dreamers, advocates for her community on both sides of the border, and coordinates the Almas Transfronterizas project.
Originally from Provo, Utah and Houston, Texas, Jill Anderson immigrated to Mexico City ten years ago. She is a scholar-activist, writer, and mother to two beautiful, binational daughters. As a founding member of ODA, she currently contributes via grant-writing, speaking events, teach-ins, press relations, and community connections.
Claudia A. Amaro, was born in Tijuana. She moved to the U.S. at age 12 in 1988 after her father’s assassination. In 2006 her husband was deported and Claudia decided to move back to Mexico with him and their son. In 2013, Claudia joined the #Dream9 to return home to Kansas City. She supports ODA as liason in the United States.
Yovany Diaz moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area when he was eight years old. He has been active as an advocate for immigrant rights in the United States. In 2016, he returned to Mexico where he currently lives. As an active member of ODA, he advocates for #DreamersInMexico and builds community, online and off.