Equality California Institute
Zizi Bandera is a queer, nonbinary, proud child of immigrants. Zizi is a Program Manager at Equality California Institute, responsible for the organization’s LGBTQ+ immigrant rights advocacy and public health program. Zizi brings over eight years of experience in organizing, movement building, and political advocacy at Equality California Institute, Immigration Advocates Network, and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of LA. Zizi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Somos Familia, a Bay-Area organization of Latinx families fighting for LGBTQ+ rights. Zizi is deeply invested in immigrant families and believes they are the catalysts for radical and long-term healing for our LGBTQ+ community. Zizi holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Mills College and a B.A. in Economics with a Minor in International Relations from the University of California, Riverside.