Advocacy Director & Media Host
Ivan Almonte runs the media company Guiki Likes. In 2018, Ivan became an official partner of Bull City Lawyer, on our media education and advocacy initiatives. An advocacy project on behalf of immigrant visa victims in Durham led to the creation of Un Lugar, a true partnership between Durham community members, Bull City Lawyer, and Guiki Likes.
An Advocate for the Immigrant Community
Ivan has been a pillar of Durham's Latino community for decades. Prior to starting Guiki Likes, Ivan was a program coordinator for Duke University, where he helped design and implement one of the country's most comprehensive programs for DACA student holders. He moonlighted as an advocate for community members, and he has been a passionate advocate for immigration reform.
Ivan's primary work with Bull City Lawyer is the design and implementation of Un Lugar, a space for the education of the Durham community on immigration issues. As part of this work, Ivan hosts Un Lugar Live, a live Facebook talkshow, which features a wide variety of guests ready to speak on issues relevant to the immigration community.
Ivan's talent adds a dimension of timeliness to Bull City Lawyer's work, and helps make us a dynamic part of our local community.