Miguel Carpizo-Ituarte

Bicultural Community Organizer

Miguel started working with us at the end of 2012  when we saw the need to hire a Latino organizer after the anti-immigrant law, HB56, that passed in Alabama in 2011.  Coming to GBM from the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Miguel gained enormous experience in organizing the base communities, developing educational plans to organize communities, and participating in direct actions and fundraising campaigns. Miguel practice vulnerability as a lifestyle and he is always trying to share his up and downs in order to connect in better ways to his community.

Miguel was initially hired, in 2001, from Mexico by the United Methodist Church to plant Hispanic congregations in Middle Tennessee. Miguel is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a BA in Sociology.

He loves to read, write, movies, dinning with friends and spend time with his best pal Chamaco (his dog)