Tulio Ospina

Communities Against Hate Project Coordinator

As the Communities Against Hate Project Coordinator at Centro Legal, Tulio managed a grant-funded project to prioritize responding to urgent cases of sexual harassment and immigration threats at the hands of employers and landlords. As a paralegal, Tulio has drafted dozens of wage claims, discrimination charges, and retaliation complaints, and he has assisted workers in their investigative interviews with California’s administrative agencies, including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Tulio also advocates on behalf of workers in wage theft hearings at the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

Tulio previously worked as a reporter for the Oakland Post where he became editor of El Mundo, a Spanish-language newspaper serving Latino communities in the Bay Area. He worked intimately with grassroots leaders, neighborhood organizations, and local policymakers to highlight community needs and solutions. As a journalist, Tulio advocated for community-led development without displacement, racial equity, and government transparency in Oakland.

As an immigrant from Colombia, Tulio is passionate about serving the communities with whom he closely identifies. Tulio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University.

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