Safety and Health Organizer
Alejandro first came to the Fe y Justicia Worker Center as a worker member, then went on to serve on the Board of Directors, and was hired to lead the organization’s Health and Safety program in late 2011.
As an immigrant worker himself, Alejandro knows the abuses the community faces. He has actively participated in the defense and promotion of human dignity for over 20 years, starting with the struggle against the death penalty. That first experience helped create awareness of the commitment that we have to each other as a society and the importance of being an active and transformative part of the movement for the common good.
Alejandro founded the Antorcha Guadalupana Houston Committee, which hosts the annual pilgrimage in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe for immigrants’ rights from Mexico City to New York City in its stop in Houston. Former Houston Mayor Bill White declared November 13th Antorcha Guadalupana Day, recognizing the importance of the pilgrimage’s message to Houstonians. Alejandro has also led the Young Adult group at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and served in other leadership roles there for over 19 years.
He has also participated in many leadership and formation courses, receiving certificates from Instituto Fe y Vida, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-hour course (OSHA-10), and the University of Denver.
Alejandro loves his job at the Worker Center because it’s an opportunity to help the community promoting our rights and unity to win long-term change for the well-being of our families. As a survivor of carbon monoxide intoxication in a workplace injury, he knows how a family suffers when in a very shameful way workers’ rights are ignored.