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Christina Fialho

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Co-Founder of "Freedom for Immigrants;" Social Entrepreneur; Attorney

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Christina Fialho Biography

Christina Fialho is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics, including social entrepreneurship, women in leadership, law and immigration. She is herself a social entrepreneur and attorney with over 15 years experience creating and scaling nonprofits and social change programming.

She is currently the Managing Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business where she is educating the next generation of social entrepreneurs from across the globe. She also served as the first social entrepreneur in residence at USCD's Rady School of Management.

Previously, she served for over a decade as the co-founder/executive director of Freedom for Immigrants, a national nonprofit working to abolish the U.S. immigration detention system. There, she helped draft and pass several groundbreaking laws such as the first statewide legislation in the United States to stop the expansion of immigration detention, the Dignity Not Detention Act. Prior to starting Freedom for Immigrants, Fialho assisted in defending immigrants from detention and deportation with a focus on representing LGBTQ asylum seekers.

She is a recipient of the 2020 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, the 2019 Social Venture Partners Accelerator Fellowship, the 2018 James Irvine Leadership Award, the 2016 Ashoka Fellowship, the 2013 Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellowship, and the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship.

Fialho regularly appears across major news outlets, including on MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber and Hardball with Chris Matthews. Her essays on immigration detention have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, InStyle Magazine, Forbes, Salon, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and The Hill among other outlets. Her multi-media work has been supported by Cal Humanities, screened in the Ambulante Film Festival, and featured on NPR and Upworthy. In 2017, she co-hosted a concert with Grammy-winning artist Miguel outside the largest immigrant prison, leading to the production of his music video “Now” about detention. Fialho also served as a script consultant for Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Detention Coalition, and she is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

News
  • Watchdog: Feds Are Muzzling Us for Reporting Alleged Immigrant Detainee Sex Abuse

    Now, ICE "is asking us to choose between our First Amendment rights and visiting our friends in detention," Fialho says. "This is not a choice any democracy should ask its people to make."

  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    "Holding immigrants in privately run detention centers doesn't benefit anyone but the companies that manage them," said Christina Fialho, whose organization, Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, operates visitation programs at 32 immigrant detention facilities. Fialho, whose group organized a protest outside the Adelanto facility Monday, said its remote location 40...

  • TRUST Didn't Help

    “These immigration detention facilities almost operate outside of U.S. law,” said Christina Fialho, the co-founder of CIVIC, an organization that seeks to expose abuses in detention facilities. “If you’re a non-citizen in immigration detention, you’re not afforded many of the safeguards of the constitution. Because these facilities are so isolated, people don’t have access to people...

  • Detention Contention, WORLD Magazine

  • Do so many immigrants need to be detained?, WORLD Magazine

  • Newly Released Recordings Capture Abuse in Immigration Detention

    This week Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) released seven audio recordings and videos documenting arbitrary use of solitary confinement, sexual assault, physical abuse by federal agents, prolonged detention, retaliatory transfers, and other aspects of life inside U.S. immigration detention...

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    Booking fees for Christina Fialho, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christina Fialho, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Co-Founder of "Freedom for Immigrants;" Social Entrepreneur; Attorney

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Christina Fialho Biography

Christina Fialho is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics, including social entrepreneurship, women in leadership, law and immigration. She is herself a social entrepreneur and attorney with over 15 years experience creating and scaling nonprofits and social change programming.

She is currently the Managing Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business where she is educating the next generation of social entrepreneurs from across the globe. She also served as the first social entrepreneur in residence at USCD's Rady School of Management.

Previously, she served for over a decade as the co-founder/executive director of Freedom for Immigrants, a national nonprofit working to abolish the U.S. immigration detention system. There, she helped draft and pass several groundbreaking laws such as the first statewide legislation in the United States to stop the expansion of immigration detention, the Dignity Not Detention Act. Prior to starting Freedom for Immigrants, Fialho assisted in defending immigrants from detention and deportation with a focus on representing LGBTQ asylum seekers.

She is a recipient of the 2020 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, the 2019 Social Venture Partners Accelerator Fellowship, the 2018 James Irvine Leadership Award, the 2016 Ashoka Fellowship, the 2013 Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellowship, and the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship.

Fialho regularly appears across major news outlets, including on MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber and Hardball with Chris Matthews. Her essays on immigration detention have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, InStyle Magazine, Forbes, Salon, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and The Hill among other outlets. Her multi-media work has been supported by Cal Humanities, screened in the Ambulante Film Festival, and featured on NPR and Upworthy. In 2017, she co-hosted a concert with Grammy-winning artist Miguel outside the largest immigrant prison, leading to the production of his music video “Now” about detention. Fialho also served as a script consultant for Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Detention Coalition, and she is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

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  • How to book Christina Fialho?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Christina Fialho for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Christina Fialho, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Christina Fialho or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Christina Fialho?

    Booking fees for Christina Fialho, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christina Fialho, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Christina Fialho?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Christina Fialho for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christina Fialho for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Christina Fialho or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Christina Fialho or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Christina Fialho is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christina Fialho for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Christina Fialho generally travels from Southern California, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erika Andiola, Roy Germano, Bushra Amiwala, Karima Bennoune and Shiza Shahid. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christina Fialho for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Christina Fialho News

  • Watchdog: Feds Are Muzzling Us for Reporting Alleged Immigrant Detainee Sex Abuse

    Now, ICE "is asking us to choose between our First Amendment rights and visiting our friends in detention," Fialho says. "This is not a choice any democracy should ask its people to make."

  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    "Holding immigrants in privately run detention centers doesn't benefit anyone but the companies that manage them," said Christina Fialho, whose organization, Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, operates visitation programs at 32 immigrant detention facilities. Fialho, whose group organized a protest outside the Adelanto facility Monday, said its remote location 40...

  • TRUST Didn't Help

    “These immigration detention facilities almost operate outside of U.S. law,” said Christina Fialho, the co-founder of CIVIC, an organization that seeks to expose abuses in detention facilities. “If you’re a non-citizen in immigration detention, you’re not afforded many of the safeguards of the constitution. Because these facilities are so isolated, people don’t have access to people...

  • Detention Contention, WORLD Magazine

  • Do so many immigrants need to be detained?, WORLD Magazine

  • Newly Released Recordings Capture Abuse in Immigration Detention

    This week Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) released seven audio recordings and videos documenting arbitrary use of solitary confinement, sexual assault, physical abuse by federal agents, prolonged detention, retaliatory transfers, and other aspects of life inside U.S. immigration detention...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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