Brian Erickson


575.527.0664                    @ACLU_NM_RCBR @BriErickson3 [email protected]

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” ~Lilla Watson

Brian Erickson, in his role as Border Policy Strategist, helps define policy advocacy, communications, and organizing strategies that support the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights’ (RCBR) vision to ensure families live freely, safely and with dignity in border communities.  Brian joined the RCBR in August of 2010 as a Border Servant Corps volunteer and transitioned into the role of Field Organizer after his year of service to lead the RCBR’s community organizing and education initiatives and to document civil and human rights abuses. Brian began his career with the Latin America Working Group in Washington, D.C., where he helped coordinate efforts among organizations located both inside and outside of ‘the beltway’ to push reforms in U.S. foreign and domestic policies impacting Mexico and U.S.-Mexico border communities. Brian holds dual B.A. degrees in Spanish and Global Studies, with a concentration in Development and Social Justice, from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and enjoys hiking, camping, studying guitar music and playing sports when out of the office