Luce Capco Lincoln Program Director Luce has been making films and videos for over two decades. As a young person, Lincoln created personal documentaries that explored the in-between space of being mixed race, queer and gender non-conforming. More recently Lincoln has edited, directed and produced documentaries on social justice issues including police brutality, gentrification and LGBTQ of color identity.  Lincoln has studied film and video at Antioch College and holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. At GAP, Luce is currently directing the Youth Breaking Borders, SupaFriends, and Outreach and Distribution Internship programs. You can reach him at Luce@Global-Action.org

Luce Capco Lincoln

Program Director

Luce has been making films and videos for over two decades. As a young person, Lincoln created personal documentaries that explored the in-between space of being mixed race, queer and gender non-conforming. More recently Lincoln has edited, directed and produced documentaries on social justice issues including police brutality, gentrification and LGBTQ of color identity.  Lincoln has studied film and video at Antioch College and holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. At GAP, Luce is currently directing the Youth Breaking Borders, SupaFriends, and Outreach and Distribution Internship programs.

You can reach him at Luce@Global-Action.org

Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley Executive Director Jesse joined GAP in 2013.  He brings over twenty years of experience leading community-based youth development, arts and social change organizations. Jesse was the founding Executive Director of FIERCE, an LGBTQ youth organizing project that centers on arts and cultural programming. Prior to joining GAP, he served as the Managing Producer of the Foundry Theatre. He holds a Bachelors of Arts at Oberlin College and a Masters of Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work.  You can reach him at Jesse@Global-Action.org

Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley

Executive Director

Jesse joined GAP in 2013.  He brings over twenty years of experience leading community-based youth development, arts and social change organizations. Jesse was the founding Executive Director of FIERCE, an LGBTQ youth organizing project that centers on arts and cultural programming. Prior to joining GAP, he served as the Managing Producer of the Foundry Theatre. He holds a Bachelors of Arts at Oberlin College and a Masters of Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work. 

You can reach him at Jesse@Global-Action.org

Karina Hurtado-Ocampo Community Media in Action Coordinator Karina is a media maker and educator from Queens, New York.  Her work in media production focuses on advancing the narratives of organized communities and creating art that facilitates the birth of our rebel world. As an educator, she has worked primarily to support the growth of youth organizers and young media activists. She began her work as a media producer with Global Action Project fifteen years ago as a youth producer and returned to GAP as the Coordinator for CMIA in 2016. She's equal parts air and earth signs, a member of the Justice Committee, and deals with her FOMO by creating graphics as @Karilamari You can reach her at Karina@Global-Action.org

Karina Hurtado-Ocampo

Community Media in Action Coordinator

Karina is a media maker and educator from Queens, New York.  Her work in media production focuses on advancing the narratives of organized communities and creating art that facilitates the birth of our rebel world. As an educator, she has worked primarily to support the growth of youth organizers and young media activists. She began her work as a media producer with Global Action Project fifteen years ago as a youth producer and returned to GAP as the Coordinator for CMIA in 2016. She's equal parts air and earth signs, a member of the Justice Committee, and deals with her FOMO by creating graphics as @Karilamari

You can reach her at Karina@Global-Action.org

 
Sadyia Khalique Operations Manager Sadyia is the Operations Manager at GAP. She is a Bangladeshi Muslim American activist and photographer. She has previously worked as the Director of Operations at Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY (CAIR-NY) where she advocated for Muslims facing religious discrimination. Sadyia also does volunteer work and speaks at public events on youth engagement, combating Islamophobia, mental health, and climate justice. She raises awareness about bullying and has previously worked directly servicing youth at both the YMCA & the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development. She has a BA in Economics from Baruch College and was a fellow at NYU Wagner's Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service. You can reach her at Sadyia@Global-Action.org

Sadyia Khalique

Operations Manager

Sadyia is the Operations Manager at GAP. She is a Bangladeshi Muslim American activist and photographer. She has previously worked as the Director of Operations at Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY (CAIR-NY) where she advocated for Muslims facing religious discrimination. Sadyia also does volunteer work and speaks at public events on youth engagement, combating Islamophobia, mental health, and climate justice. She raises awareness about bullying and has previously worked directly servicing youth at both the YMCA & the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development. She has a BA in Economics from Baruch College and was a fellow at NYU Wagner's Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service.

You can reach her at Sadyia@Global-Action.org

Lenina Nadal Strategic Communications Coordinator Lenina is a mom, poet, writer and media maker.  She is GAP’s strategic communications coordinator. She has led media, strategic planning and leadership trainings in nonprofit and grassroots organizations for the last 15 years. Currently, she is on the communications squad of the national Latinx organization MiJente, and before this, she worked with Right to the City Alliance and the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition leading many of the narrative and story based strategy training, spokes training, social media and press strategy. She has also taught media and organizing skills at the New School, Hunter and Brooklyn College. She received an MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College and studied historical documentary filmmaking in George Washington University. She worked as a writer, researcher and producer for Democracy Now!, PBS American Experience and the History Channel and presented in the Tribeca Film Festival with a film she produced in Marrakech about local gentrification in Morocco. You can reach her at Lenina@Global-Action.org

Lenina Nadal

Strategic Communications Coordinator

Lenina is a mom, poet, writer and media maker.  She is GAP’s strategic communications coordinator. She has led media, strategic planning and leadership trainings in nonprofit and grassroots organizations for the last 15 years. Currently, she is on the communications squad of the national Latinx organization MiJente, and before this, she worked with Right to the City Alliance and the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition leading many of the narrative and story based strategy training, spokes training, social media and press strategy. She has also taught media and organizing skills at the New School, Hunter and Brooklyn College. She received an MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College and studied historical documentary filmmaking in George Washington University. She worked as a writer, researcher and producer for Democracy Now!, PBS American Experience and the History Channel and presented in the Tribeca Film Festival with a film she produced in Marrakech about local gentrification in Morocco.

You can reach her at Lenina@Global-Action.org

Carlos Pareja Movement History Timeline (MHT) Coordinator Carlos joined GAP in 2015. He is a filmmaker and media educator who has worked with numerous social justice and grassroots organizations on community journalism and digital storytelling projects. He has produced short-form documentaries in collaboration with the Workers Justice Project, the New York Immigration Coalition and the Center for Media Justice that have focused on worker-owned cooperatives, immigration policy and prison reform. His work has been exhibited at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, the Margaret Mead Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial. You can reach him at Carlos@Global-Action.org

Carlos Pareja

Movement History Timeline (MHT) Coordinator

Carlos joined GAP in 2015. He is a filmmaker and media educator who has worked with numerous social justice and grassroots organizations on community journalism and digital storytelling projects. He has produced short-form documentaries in collaboration with the Workers Justice Project, the New York Immigration Coalition and the Center for Media Justice that have focused on worker-owned cooperatives, immigration policy and prison reform. His work has been exhibited at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, the Margaret Mead Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial.

You can reach him at Carlos@Global-Action.org

Jesus Villalba Lead Media Educator and Producer Jesus is a filmmaker from the Bronx dedicated to the use of video and social media to amplify the work of historically oppressed communities. He is currently working on a documentary about his personal experiences with "The American Dream" and mental health. The documentary is largely based on VHS archival letters that his mother sent to his father who had to migrate to the U.S. from Mexico in the early 90's. Jesus first came to GAP as a youth producer in 2009 and is now in his fourth year co-facilitating GAP’s Youth Breaking Borders program for new immigrant youth as well as GAP's Lead Media Educator supporting many aspects of GAP programming.  You can reach him at Jesus@Global-Action.org

Jesus Villalba

Lead Media Educator and Producer

Jesus is a filmmaker from the Bronx dedicated to the use of video and social media to amplify the work of historically oppressed communities. He is currently working on a documentary about his personal experiences with "The American Dream" and mental health. The documentary is largely based on VHS archival letters that his mother sent to his father who had to migrate to the U.S. from Mexico in the early 90's. Jesus first came to GAP as a youth producer in 2009 and is now in his fourth year co-facilitating GAP’s Youth Breaking Borders program for new immigrant youth as well as GAP's Lead Media Educator supporting many aspects of GAP programming. 

You can reach him at Jesus@Global-Action.org

Giselle Bleuz SupaFriends Peer Media Educator Giselle works at Global Action Project making films for social change. Giselle began her filmmaking experience 3 years ago at GAP. During her time with GAP, she has worked on editing films, writing screenplays, and directing short productions including last year’s film “Over Stigmatized”, which has been screened in festivals across the country. As a peer media educator, she taken on the role of working with both immigrant and TLGBQ youth to train them on social justice media-making, supporting them to be a voice for gender non-conforming and immigrant communities. She leads screenings of GAP films and workshops at schools, social service centers, partner organizations and conferences around NYC. Giselle was recently featured in the Huff Post as one of the 10 trans filmmakers that are helping people gain a better perspective on transgender stories. You can reach her at Giselle@Gloabl-Action.org

Giselle Bleuz

SupaFriends Peer Media Educator

Giselle works at Global Action Project making films for social change. Giselle began her filmmaking experience 3 years ago at GAP. During her time with GAP, she has worked on editing films, writing screenplays, and directing short productions including last year’s film “Over Stigmatized”, which has been screened in festivals across the country. As a peer media educator, she taken on the role of working with both immigrant and TLGBQ youth to train them on social justice media-making, supporting them to be a voice for gender non-conforming and immigrant communities. She leads screenings of GAP films and workshops at schools, social service centers, partner organizations and conferences around NYC. Giselle was recently featured in the Huff Post as one of the 10 trans filmmakers that are helping people gain a better perspective on transgender stories.

You can reach her at Giselle@Gloabl-Action.org

René A. Jàquez Outreach and Communications Associate René is a Dominican born, queer activist and artist working with Global Action Project. As a queer immigrant, René seeks to further the understanding and respect of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming folk who are at the intersections of gender, immigration and race. René’s journey with GAP began 5 years ago being a part of Supafriends, where they helped create films building on their previous theater experience. Later, René became an intern and a fellow. René is currently in the Americorps VISTA program and serving at Global Action Project through The New York Immigration Coalition. As a VISTA worker, René builds organizational capacity as an Outreach and Communications Associate.  Throughout their time with GAP, René has conceptualized, edited, acted and produced several films, the most recent production being The C.O.R.E. Their chart consist of a Libra sun, with a Libra moon and a Sagittarius rising, and its equal parts Fire and Air. Whenever free time allows, René enjoys developing their artistic direction by producing original content which showcases their sharp and miscellaneously built artistic direction. You can reach them at Rene@Global-Action.org.  

René A. Jàquez

Outreach and Communications Associate

René is a Dominican born, queer activist and artist working with Global Action Project. As a queer immigrant, René seeks to further the understanding and respect of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming folk who are at the intersections of gender, immigration and race. René’s journey with GAP began 5 years ago being a part of Supafriends, where they helped create films building on their previous theater experience. Later, René became an intern and a fellow. René is currently in the Americorps VISTA program and serving at Global Action Project through The New York Immigration Coalition. As a VISTA worker, René builds organizational capacity as an Outreach and Communications Associate.  Throughout their time with GAP, René has conceptualized, edited, acted and produced several films, the most recent production being The C.O.R.E. Their chart consist of a Libra sun, with a Libra moon and a Sagittarius rising, and its equal parts Fire and Air. Whenever free time allows, René enjoys developing their artistic direction by producing original content which showcases their sharp and miscellaneously built artistic direction.

You can reach them at Rene@Global-Action.org.