Community Leader, Activist and Advocate for victims of domestic violence; Noemi Sanchez migrated from Mexico in 1993 and has been living in the East End of Long Island for the past 24 years.
Noemi is a known local advocate for Latina immigrant women victims of domestic violence identifying herself as a SUPER-survivor or in spanish “Superviviente”. First involved and actively supporting iTRY with her youngest daughter who is also now an active spokesperson for the local non profit organization, then joining SEPA Mujer, a local grassroots non profit Latina Rights Organization, receiving legal services and as a general member then leading the growth and outreach of the opening of the Hampton Bays Chapter as the Chapter President. While at SEPA Mujer, Noemi was involved in various rallies, marches, lobbying efforts, public speaking and varying conferences and educational presentations advocating for various issues such as Fight for 15, Farmworker Rights, Violence Against Women and VAWA, Sexual Harassment in the workplace and much more. Since then Noemi has proven herself in her community as a local Community leader and an advocate for Gender Equality for her work in SEPA Mujer.
Today Noemi has become the second ever member to move on to become part of the Board of Directors for SEPA Mujer as well as becoming the first Latina Immigrant Women Organizer for Rural Migrant Ministry leading the newest project called CASA. Noemi has been recognized for her courage, and admirable work as 2016 Member of the Year at SEPA Mujer’s 23rd Anniversary Gala and Awards and have been paid homage in numerous newspapers and articles.