Speaker Profile

Palika Makam

US Program Coordinator

Palika is a media and immigrant rights activist from Chicago. She is the US Program Coordinator at WITNESS - a human rights organization based in NYC that supports activists around the world to document human rights abuses safely, ethically and effectively for evidentiary and advocacy purposes. Palika's work focuses on using video documentation, data and storytelling to expose ICE, Border Patrol and other law enforcement, fight deportations, and protect the rights of immigrant communities and communities of color around the country.