Rosalinda Guillen

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Rosalinda Guillen

"Rosalinda, the oldest of eight, was born in Texas, spent her first decade in Mexico and migrated with her family to LaConner in Skagit County in Washington State in 1960, where she picked strawberries and other crops starting at the age of ten. As a young married mother at the age of 17, she would come to follow the migrant path as a farm worker for another eight years in the Pacific Northwest. Past work includes Operations Officer for Data Processing operations for Skagit State Bank, Community Organizer for the Rainbow Coalition, lead organizer for the UFW in the Chateau Ste. Michelle union organizing campaign in Sunnyside, WA, National Vice President of Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, managed the union’s political and legislative agenda in California with staff based in Los Angeles, Salinas, Sacramento and Delano and most recently Retreat Coordinator for Positive Futures Network.

"Currently, Rosalinda is the Executive Director for Community to Community Development, a place based grassroots non-profit organization she co-founded with a group of fellow women activists – housing the Food Justice Alliance, Mujeres para un Pueblo Sano, Small Potatoes and the Women’s Alliance. Member of the Planning Committee for the US Social Forum and the NW Social Forum , member of the coordinating Committee to form the King County Food Policy Council, participant member of the international Food Lab with the Kellogg Foundation working to envision and pilot successful sustainable food supply chains, and serves as a board member for the Indigenous Women's Network. She is also Chair of the Affirmative Action Committee for the Whatcom County Democrats and Co-Chair of the Whatcom County Rainbow Coalition." [1]

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  1. Board of Directors, Center for Social Justice, accessed January 29, 2008.