Meet Your Regional Organizers

California State Director: Francisco Chavo Romero

california@wfpsw.org

Francisco “Chavo” Romero taught middle school reading, literature and math, working with students with learning disabilities for over a decade (2000-2010).  In addition to his past as an educator, he is a committed social justice community organizer. He has been a community organizer for over 19 years, beginning as a member of student organization, M.E.Ch.A (1994), Oxnard Chapter of the Chicano Moratorium (1995), Unión del Barrio Member (1995), Coordinator of Committee on Raza Rights (1999), Raza Press and Media Association (2000) Editorial Board, the Southern California Immigration Coalition (2006) and the Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo (2010). He was the assistant Program Coordinator for the Dr. Rodolfo Acuña Gallery and Cultural Center at Cafe on “A” in Downtown Oxnard (2011-2013). For several years Chavo worked as a legal assistant working on immigrant and civil rights cases. He also works in the community of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles for Promesa Boyle Heights, a community organization working on educational justice issues.

 

Francisco has also previously served on the Witness for Peace Southwest board, from 2008-2010, and led multiple educator’s delegations to Cuba as part of work for the WFPSW End the Blockade campaign.  Francisco joins us now as the California Director – Regional Coordinator to carry on the amazing work WFPSW has contributed in building solidarity with the peoples of Latin America.

 

“I am excited to join the new team, with three directors, one in Arizona, one in New Mexico, and myself here in California – I know that we will be able to coordinate activities in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the south! Now more than ever, we need to continue building a mass social movement for social justice.”

 

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