Oscar Sanchez

2021 Chicago Peace Fellow
Organizer, Southeast Youth Alliance (ASE)

Oscar Sanchez (He/Him/El) is an organizer with a passion to tell the stories of others, and it’s fueled by the work and necessity to amplify these voices. Born and raised in Chicago to a family of mexican immigrants, Oscar has spent his life advocating for others with the privilege he has. Oscar has worked with organizations such as Young Invincibles, the Obama Foundation, and the National Democratic Training Committee where he trains others on how to use their voice politically, socially, and for their own self-esteem. Working with both local to national institutions, Oscar is proud to give back to his community as a youth organizer and co-founder of the Southeast Youth Alliance in the Southside of Chicago. Oscar strongly believes that our own stories becomes our greatest assets.