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Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado is an attorney, human rights activist, author, filmmaker,, and public speaker.  Born in Douglas, AZ, Ybarra Maldonado’s mother was born just a few miles to the south in the town of Agua Prieta, Sonora.  As a lawyer, Ybarra Maldonado is an aggressive trial attorney who has attained not guilty verdicts for his clients in both state and federal courts.  In addition to attaining not guilty verdict he has won motions to suppress evidence that have resulted in complete dismissal of cases and has attained victories at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.




Aaron Lopez Anchondo is a DREAMer with years of experience as a legal assistant. Aaron is an unapologetic DACAmented activist. He uses social media to create dialogues about experiences of DACA recipients and life as an immigrant. Aaron will be serving as the Director of Community outreach to be on the ground during protests, organizing movements and advocacy events to document their impact in the immigrant community here in Arizona.

Director of Community Outreach




Lerman graduated with a degree in journalism and human rights from Arizona State University. He is a storyteller, writer, international photojournalist, and documentary filmmaker covering migration along the the Mexico-United States border and the Mediterranean. Lerman recently completed a research project in Morocco where he used photography and documentary film to document the impact of irregular migration from Morocco to Europe.

Artistic Director and Producer



YMCreate is a community initiative under the Ybarra Maldonado Law Group to create content for the community, empower community members to share their stories of resilience and resistance, and help people harness the power of social media to brand themselves and develop their business ideas.

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