Green Festival Speakers

Juan Jose Bocanegra


Bocanegra is labor educator for the Unions and Immigrant Workers at the Labor Education and Research Center at Evergeen State College.

Bocanegra has been employed most recently as an organizer with Washington State Jobs with Justice, and during his 35 years in the Northwest has also been involved in numerous social justice efforts and community service activities. Bocanegra wasa founder of El Centro de la Raza in Seattle, worked with the American Friends Service Committee in 1986 to help organize the first Immigrant Rights Defense Committees in Washington State, and recently provided support to the Hotel Workers Rising organizing efforts of UNITE HERE Local 8. Bocanegra is also a past (200708) member of the King County Charter Review Commission, as the state secretary of the Partido de la Revoluci