Tovia Siegel
Organizer, Families Belong Together

Tovia Siegel currently works as an organizer at Families Belong Together (FBT), the immigration campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), a membership-based organization that serves as the nation’s leading voice for domestic workers.  Families Belong Together is a national coalition of more than 250 organizations working to permanently end family separation by the U.S. immigration system.  Tovia works to organize FBT supporters across the country to drive campaigns and shift culture to create a broad pro-immigrant base in the United States.  Previously, Tovia worked at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), where she coordinated a program to provide free immigration legal services and Know Your Rights trainings to Chicago residents. Prior to NIJC, she lived in Chile for two years, where she taught English and led extracurricular art classes in public schools. Tovia is also a devoted community organizer. She currently organizes with IfNotNow, a national movement of young Jews working to end Jewish American support for the Occupation in Palestine. She also co-founded and helps lead McKinley Park Mutual Aid, a hyperlocal project to redistribute material resources and build community in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago. Tovia holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from University of Chicago. In 2011, the Chicago Journal of Sociology published her senior thesis on the use of time as an oppressive tactic of the Chicago Police Department. During her time in college, she helped lead a campaign against the university’s harmful private police force. Tovia loves the lakeshore and Chicago parks, making pottery, and dancing.