We, the Human Rights Coalition of Alachua County,  are a collective group of clergy, scholars, and community activists and organizers who are committed to educating and assisting individuals and groups who are experiencing difficulties receiving their basic human rights. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, grassroots organization that promotes networking; collective efforts; and coalition-building around issues, policies, and practices affecting human rights.

We ask for and welcome your support of the awareness and advancement of human rights throughout the world and, in particular, Alachua County .  The HRC collaborates with affected individuals and communities to assist them with developing ways to achieve their goal of receiving basic human rights.  We collaborate on issues of immigration, education, poverty, racism, and LGBTQ rights.  At our core, we affirm Article I of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:  “We are all born free and equal in dignity and rights…”

With your help, we can educate not only ourselves but our children and our friends within our communities while also assisting others in achieving basic human rights. This is extremely important in the wake of various human rights issues emerging in recent years, like the refugee crisis, racial & gender inequality , a child’s right to education, and separation of children from parents at the border. Educating ourselves is the first step in combating such issues and helping all humans on this planet live freely and equally together.

We truly thank you in choosing to support our coalition and the basic rights for which we are advocating.


Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Ibarrola, Ph.D.

ID Program Director / Legal Navigator

Veronica Robleto

Vice President

Yennifer Molina

Drive Coordinator

Lauren Samuels