Art, Advocacy and Action
Brenda Pérez, Community Organizer
Brenda was six years old when her parents brought her to the U.S. from Mexico. She lived much of her life in south Texas, feeling like she belonged to two countries. In 2006, she became involved in the immigrant rights movement – focusing on the DREAM Act and the struggle of other young immigrants for access to education and opportunity. She participated in the massive immigrant rights’ marches in March of 2006. Since joining Workers’ Dignity, Brenda has led successful wage recovery campaigns for other workers who have experienced wage theft. Brenda served as an interpreter and advocate during Know Your Rights meetings, assemblies, and other gatherings. Additionally she was elected by the membership to serve on the steering committee. Brenda transitioned from member to full time organizer in April of 2013, since then she has coordinated successful actions locally to recover wages and participated nationally in large scale civil disobedience action for immigration reform.