Caroline Correa-Chair of the Immigrant Solidarity Committee
Caroline Correa has been coordinating a volunteer group of 10 that forms the C2C Immigrant Solidarity Committee (ISC) since 2008. In her role, she has become a well-known and respected community leader. Caroline stands strong on C2C’s position based on human rights and dignity for comprehensive immigration reform and takes leadership on a local, regional and national level. During monthly meetings of the ISC, members plan to support various functions related to our cause and to discuss measures the group can take to advance immigration reform. The ISC also forges relationships with local and national law enforcement officials to seek fairness for all citizens of Whatcom County through peaceful and respectful dialogue. To join the Immigrant Solidarity Committee or the listserve, please contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2011, Caroline received the C2C “Seeds of Justice” Award.
Diana has been volunteering with C2C since the Spring of 2005. She and her father Leonard Breidford joined actions organized by C2C in opposition to the presence of the vigilante group The Minuteman Project. They became passionate supporters of the fight for a fair and just immigration reform. She currently coordinates a team of volunteers for rest area coffee stands at the Custer rest area on I-5 South. All donations are used for the Raices Culturales Youth Mentoring Project and the Cocinas Sanas (Healthy Kitchens) Project. Diana says “Every penny counts!”
Maru Mora Villalpando
Maru Mora Villalpando is a bi-lingual statewide community organizer and trainer with more than ten years experience primarily focusing on immigrant rights and racial justice issues. She was one of the lead organizers for the 10th Annual March for Immigrant rights in Seattle, WA where thousands of people demonstrated their support for immigration reform. Ms. Villalpando has been instrumental in grassroots organizing efforts ranging from national health care reform to meetings with local officials on the presence of ICE in Lynnwood Police Station.
Maru has been volunteering her time to C2C since 2007 by providing policy analysis on farm worker and immigrant justice related issues and training to members on civic engagement and civil rights . She keeps organizational leaders updated on developments in immigration reform. In 2011, Maru received the C2C “Seeds of Justice” Award.
Leticia is volunteering with Community to Community as a Healthy Communities Outreach Worker (Promotora) in Skagit County. She is a longtime activist for human rights in the immigration reform movement. She is a recognized grassroots leader with experience in community radio; she was a member of a volunteer team that successfully produced a Spanish language radio news show in Mt Vernon at KSVR, based at Skagit Valley College. Leticia took on the challenge of organizing workshops for C2C to educate Latino parents that wanted to learn how the school districts worked. She continues to outreach for C2C in Skagit County and will be assisting in the development of a Spanish news show in Whatcom County, produced at KMRE 102.3FM.
Tonantzi Olvera is a Volunteer Promotora working with Americorps volunteer Promotora Coordinator Angelica Villa. Tonantzi is taking the lead in her community of Everson, WA, organizing and leading Cocinas Sanas (Healthy Kitchens) workshops. She has attended trainings with other grassroots promotoras from across the State and is excited to be teaching others about healthy cooking and eating.
Marco Morales – Raices Culturales/Ameyaltonal Aztec Youth Danza
Tomas Madrigal – Raices Culturales/Son Jarocho Youth Music Group
Lupe de la Mora- Landlord and Tenant Rights