Rev. Deborah Lee
Rev. Deborah Lee is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, a multi-faith organization working for the dignity and full inclusion of immigrants and people impacted by incarceration. Through the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, there is a Sanctuary network of 100 congregations in California engaged in post-release support for immigrant families and advocating to defend those targeted by detention and deportation. Her organization also led efforts to close the West County Detention Facility and has been integral to successful campaigns to pass local and state laws to protect immigrants from detention and deportation, and most recently to ban private prisons and detention centers in the state of California.
Rev. Lee has worked at the intersection of faith and social justice for over 25 years in popular education, community organizing and advocacy connecting issues of race, gender, economic justice, anti-militarism, LGBTQ inclusion and immigrant rights. She has consistently sought to strengthen the voice and role of faith communities in today’s social movements. She loves being in nature and moving her body through tai chi, soccer and swimming.