Adilka Pimentel is a Black Latinx non-binary femme who was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to Brooklyn in 1991. Adilka has almost 20 years of organizing experience beginning in 2003 as a freshman in high school and youth leader at then Make the Road by Walking (now Make the Road New York). Adilka is a firm believer that Youth Organizing saved her life. She wore many hats during her 18 years at Make the Road NY including: Lead Organizer, the Leadership Development Coordinator of the Youth Power Project and the Coordinator of the Internal Community Security team. Adilka has thrown down in many campaigns in various issue areas (city and statewide) including: passing the NYS Dream Act, Defunding the NYPD, Fight for $15, removing cops from our schools, the Safer NY Act and opening the first Student Success Center in NYC in 2007. Adilka found a deep sense of community and solidarity in the families that have lost loved ones to police violence. She organized alongside the families of: Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham, Delrawn Small, Shantel Davis and many others to get accountability for their loved ones. Adilka has a deep love of facilitation and political education and is a co-trainer for SOUL (School of Unity and Liberation) and A.I. (the Advocacy Institute). Adilka is a spoken word artist, an abolitionist, a pup mom and a lover of all things coffee. She currently lives in Munsee Lenape land (Queens,NYC).