Mercedes (Meche) Piñeda

Meche engages in rural movements against US imperialism by challenging institutions developed through capitalism (i.e. prisons, immigration detention centers, etc.) with groups like “ICE out of California.” She believes that this system of oppression and exploitation can be dismantled and replaced by one which embraces accessible health, food, and educational systems for all people. Her method in achieving this relies heavily on supporting global indigenous (spiritual and agricultural) practices.