nosotrxs

We are Queer, Latinx, Fem, DACA,

& Artist-led. 

ANTONIO D. SANTOS

Founder & Executive Director

Antonio is a first-gen Queer organizer born, raised and living in Gage Park where he enjoys building community, creating art and spending time with his family. 

Contact: Antonio@gplxc.org

SAMANTHA ALEXANDRA MARTINEZ

Founder & Family Outreach Director

Samantha is a first-gen, queer femme who enjoys reading, watering her plants, nature walks, and being in comunidad.

Contact: samantha@gplxc.org

KATIA MARTINEZ

Founder & Youth Program Director

Katia is a first-gen DACA recipient who enjoys grounding in nature, storytelling and sharing space with communities. 

Contact: katia@gplxc.org

ALBERTO LEI RODRIGUEZ

Eco-Coordinator for Reclaiming Our Roots

Alberto is a Chichimeca Native born in so-called Chicago. Alberto loves playing in the soil and late-night swims in Lake Michigan.

Contact: info@gplxc.org

MARIO MENA

Resident Artist

Mario is a first-gen, DACA, artist/muralist who enjoys various art forms and the general experience of life. 

Contact: info@gplxc.org

EDUARDO CORNEJO

Resident Photographer

Eduardo is a photographer who enjoys documenting his experiences through his photographs, listening to music, and exploring the world with his camera. 

Contact: info@gplxc.org

EMILIO NIETO

Resident Filmmaker

Emilio is a filmmaker for GPLXC and is currently filming an ongoing docu-series named Fragments of Gage

Contact: info@gplxc.org

DIEGO GARCIA

Mercadito Coordinator

Diego oversees El Mercadito. During his free time Diego enjoys spending time with nature.

Contact: info@gplxc.org

JOSÉMANUEL HERNANDEZ CANCHOLA

Mutual Aid Intern

Josémanuel is a visual artist & painter. Some of their interest interests include environmental justice, prison abolition, public art, urban gardening, and astronomy.

Contact: info@gplxc.org