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Meet Emily Jade Aguilar

Emily Jade Aguilar is a Youth Organizer at Communities United.

Emily got involved with CU in 2016 as a youth leader, in 2020 she became CU’s Operational Manager. As a proud transgender woman of color, Emily has devoted her life to the young people of Chicago and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth. She likes to listen to Christian Music at a high volume and loves watching “RuPaul’s Drag Race”!

"As a young transgender woman I'm super happy to be part of Communities United and had been provided a space where I was welcomed and provided the tools to work towards change to heal our communities."


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