Saul Sarabia, JD

Consultant in Los Angeles, California

Saul Sarabia, JD

Consultant in Los Angeles, California

For over 30 years, I have participated in social movements that seek to transform society. I work to end structural racism, and discrimination of all kinds, as an independent consultant, community organizer and college teacher.

Since 2003, I have trained students at UCLA to fight injustice while partnering them with organizations working for social change. Together, we have challenged racism in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, supported formerly incarcerated people to build power to change laws that discriminate against them, and helped undocumented college students build a collective voice. Currently, I integrate student and resident leadership into the social movement to abolish youth incarceration in California.

After law school, I worked as a human rights advocate in Central America and recently mobilized volunteers to support migrants and refugees in México.

I have served as a case advocate for homeless families at Harbor Interfaith Shelter and was trained as a community organizer by current Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass at Community Coalition. There, I organized direct-action campaigns with people on welfare, grandmothers caring for relatives' children placed in foster care, and social service providers building a safety net.

Today, I work to enhance the capacity of change-agents by:

* Facilitating collaborative partnerships to solve problems and achieve structural change across issue areas, racial, and geographic boundaries

* Training people to build an organized voice using base-building strategies, power mapping/power analysis, and shaping campaigns with them

* Facilitating systems-change efforts to end mass incarceration and racial injustice by shifting public resources from human caging to human needs

* Designing and teaching courses to apply Critical Race Theory in community organizing and policy implementation and collaborate with community and university researchers to examine work and the carceral state

My ancestral roots are in the mountains of the state of Durango, a state in northern Mexico, where this picture was taken. I am grateful for the ability to support those people and institutions seeking to build the world, communities, and ideas we need to thrive and to challenge injustice.

For a detailed list of projects, please view my LinkedIn profile or email me at [email protected]

  • Work
    • Solidarity Consulting
  • Education
    • J.D., UCLA School of Law, '96; B.A.,UCLA Communication Studies, '93