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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, immigration, and LGBTQ+ inclusion in the media. She is herself an award-winning social entrepreneur and attorney with over 15 years experience creating and scaling nonprofits and social enterprises.

She has trained the next generation of social entrepreneurs at UCSD Rady School of Management as their first Social Entrepreneur in Residence and at USC Marshall School of Business as the Managing Director of their center on social enterprise. She is currently a coach and social impact consultant.

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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    Speaking fees for Christina Fialho, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christina Fialho are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christina Fialho, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christina Fialho speak about?

    Christina Fialho is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Diversity Speakers, Law, Leadership Speakers, LGBTQ, Political Speakers, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Christina Fialho travel from?

    Christina Fialho generally travels from Southern California, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christina Fialho’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christina Fialho for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christina Fialho or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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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, immigration, and LGBTQ+ inclusion in the media. She is herself an award-winning social entrepreneur and attorney with over 15 years experience creating and scaling nonprofits and social enterprises.

She has trained the next generation of social entrepreneurs at UCSD Rady School of Management as their first Social Entrepreneur in Residence and at USC Marshall School of Business as the Managing Director of their center on social enterprise. She is currently a coach and social impact consultant.

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 do I book Christina Fialho to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Christina Fialho for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Christina Fialho or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Christina Fialho

    Speaking fees for Christina Fialho, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christina Fialho are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christina Fialho, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christina Fialho speak about?

    Christina Fialho is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Diversity Speakers, Law, Leadership Speakers, LGBTQ, Political Speakers, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Christina Fialho travel from?

    Christina Fialho generally travels from Southern California, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christina Fialho’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christina Fialho for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christina Fialho or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

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 Dolores Huerta, Erika Andiola, Cristina Jiménez Moreta, 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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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