Rosalinda Guillén, is a widely recognized farm worker and rural justice leader. The oldest of eight she was born in Texas and spent her first decade in Coahuila Mexico, her family immigrated to LaConner WA in 1960 and she began laboring as a farm worker with her family in the fields of Skagit County in Washington State at the age of ten.
Ms. Guillén has worked within the U.S. labor movement with Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers of America (UFW) and represented farm workers at the Local, State, National and International levels as an elected National Vice President of the Union. She was the UFW’s lead Legislative and political officer for four years leading policy and election campaign efforts from Sacramento CA.
Rosalinda brings the voice of farm workers in ongoing dialogues on immigration issues, labor rights, trade agreements and strengthening cross border alliances to build a broader base of support for a just and sustainable immigration law reform and sustainable agricultural policies that ensure equity and healthy communities for farm workers and immigrant families.
She is an elected Board Member of the Bellingham Community Food Co-op.
Rosalinda works on human rights and immigration reform, food justice and farm worker issues in Whatcom County in North West Washington State as the Executive Director of Community to Community Development (C2C). A Bellingham based women-led grassroots organization working for a just society and healthy communities. C2C is a leading organization in the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, The National Dignity Campaign Network, North Sound Immigrant Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Agricultural Justice Project and the National Domestic Fair Trade Alliance.
Rosalinda contributed a chapter to the Food First book, Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our food System.
Contact Rosalinda at rosalindag at qwestoffice.net