Irma Georgina Cruz
Irma Georgina Cruz was born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She is a mother of three and immigrated to the United States in 2002 to provide a better life for her family. In 2006 she was approached and invited to a “know your rights” presentation given by the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR).
As Irma got more involved in the organization, she became a member of one of the human rights committees of BNHR. Irma is very interested in the idea that every person who lives in the U.S. has rights, regardless of his or her immigration status. She accepted to do the Human Rights Promoter training and graduated. Ever since, Irma has been able to teach other members in her community about their rights. Later she became a sub-coordinator and helped the regional coordinator in overseeing the human rights committees in the region. She then became, and continues to be, a regional coordinator. Due to her experience and time in BNHR, Irma was trained as a Human Rights Promoter “Trainer” and also has been trained to help as a spokesperson for BNHR community events.