Featuring Special Guest Patricia Montes, Executive Director, Centro Presente.
Established in 1981, Centro Presente is a member-driven, statewide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts. Operated and led primarily by Central American immigrants, Centro Presente struggles for immigrant rights and for economic and social justice. Through the integration of community organizing, leadership development and basic services, Centro Presente strives to give our members a voice and build community power.
Patricia Montes is the Executive Director of Centro Presente, an immigrant rights organization in Massachusetts. Patricia is a recognized immigrant rights leader and a tireless advocate for just economic and social policies, including a just U.S. immigration policy. She serves on the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), and is a board member of The Boston Women’s Fund and the Women’s Pipeline for Change, a group that is trying to build a sustainable infrastructure to support progressive women of color as they enter, navigate and move up the pipeline to political leadership.
Patricia Montes es la Directora Ejecutiva de Centro Presente, una organización que lucha por la defensa de los derechos de los inmigrantes en Massachusetts. Montes es una líder en los derechos de los inmigrantes y defensora de políticas económicas y sociales justas, incluyendo la reforma migratoria en EEUU. Montes es parte del Consejo Ejecutivo de National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), y también es miembro de la junta de The Boston Women’s Fund and the Women’s Pipeline for Change, un grupo que busca construir una plataforma para apoyar a las mujeres pertenecientes a grupos minoritarios que desean entrar en el mundo de liderazgo político.
Free and open to the public; lunch will be servedCo-sponsored by Northeastern City and Community Affairs and Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion