Today on the Bay Area Beat we’ll talk about jobs, opportunity and the invisible workforce that is migrant skilled labor. This latest episode features Chester Ruiz, who has a long history of migrant advocacy dating back to his work alongside Ceasar Chavez; we’ll also delve into how those rights are still in jeopardy.
Learn more about Senate bill SB-1159, which our guest draws attention to here.
And learn more about the amazing community service in professional development Chester Ruiz is doing here.
Photo Courtesy of Chester Ruiz. It’s taken at the 1971 Lettuce Boycott in Denver, Colorado; Ruiz is featured in the photo with Jane Fonda.
About Chester Ruiz
As the beneficiary of his parents’ hard work which insured he had a part ofthe American Dream, Chester’s legacy is to empower immigrants to attain it. As the Midwest Boycott Coordinator, headquartered in Chicago, he walked shoulder to shoulder with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s. He has dedicated his life’s work of advocacy to creating-opportunity and solutions so that his children and their children’s children and all can participate in the American Dream as he did. He is a proven leader adept at bringing “communities” together and building organizations from the ground up. Chester was instrumental helping build the largest trade organization of its kind, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) which has over 30,000 members nationwide and 70 chapters. Today he is the Emeritus Director for NAHREP of Silicon Valley. As a passionate and visionary leader Chester is widely respected and known as a “Trusted Advisor” to multicultural communities.