Michael Leon Guerrero is now working with Grassroots Global Justice and was a community organizer for twelve years in Albuquerque.
Michael was Co-Director of the SouthWest Organizing Project where he supervised community organizing efforts in low-income communities of color throughout New Mexico.
has worked on environmental justice issues, corporate accountability and globalization issues.
Michael is Chamoru (from Guam), and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
studied for 18 months at the National Autonomous University and the National Visual Arts School of Mexico City
He began working with SWOP as a Minority Activist Apprenticeship intern with the Center for Third World Organizing in 1987.
Since then he
has served as a field organizer for various campaigns for human and civil rights throughout New Mexico.
He has served as a Co-Chair of the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, and Chair of the Network's High Tech Campaign.
has been recognized as one of "Albuquerque's Rising Stars" in 1993, and has been honored with the Mario Savio Young Activist of the Year Award in 1998, the De Colores Humanitarian Leadership Award in 1999, the 1999 Guardian of the Constitution Award by the New Mexico American Civil Liberties Union
, the 2001 Albuquerque Human Rights Board Miguel Trujillo Unsung Hero Award, and as an Alston-Bannerman Fellow in 2001.