Rosalinda Guillén is a widely recognized farmworker justice leader. As the Executive Director of Community to Community Development (C2C), Rosalinda works to promote food justice, immigration reform and farmworker rights in Northwest Washington State. 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. The oldest of eight children, she was born in Texas and spent her first decade in Coahuila, Mexico. When her family immigrated to Washington State in 1960, she began working in the fields of Skagit County at the age of ten.
Rosalinda has worked with Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers of America (UFW) and represented farmworkers at the local, state, national and international levels as the 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 works to amplify the voices of farmworkers in national debates on immigration issues, labor rights and trade agreements. She also works to strengthen cross-border alliances to build a broader base of support for immigration reform and agricultural policies that ensure equitable, healthy and sustainable communities for farmworkers and immigrant families. She is a contributing author of the Food First book Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food System.