Lucia Obregon is a queer artist and community organizer from Guatemala, now residing in Raymatush Ohlone land also known as San Francisco, Calif. She is the policy analyst and organizing manager at the Mission Economic Development Agency in the Mission District—The Latino Cultural District—where she has worked for the past six years developing a leadership program that recruits community leaders to organize around equitable housing, civic engagement, and education.
In 2021, Lucia was appointed as a commissioner, a volunteer position for the Immigrant Rights Commission of San Francisco. In this role, she has been able to connect with other immigrant communities like her own. She is now the chair of the Newcomer Committee, a working group that focuses on the needs of newcomers, asylum seekers, and refugees.
In her personal time, Lucia organizes with the Build Community Collective, organizing events and actions around Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty. Additionally, she is an artist and is currently one of the lead singers of Inti Batey (Inti=Sun in Nahuatl, Batey=Gathering in Taino), a nine-member band whose sound is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Latinx sounds. Her music often speaks about the hardships of the human experience in a time of political oppression, health crisis, and spiritual awakening. Her art as well as her activism centers around creating spaces of healing, collaboration, and exploration where communities can explore the intersectionality between art, identity, and social justice.