Lupe Gonzalo

Lupe

Gonzalo

Bio

Lupe Gonzalo is a senior staff member and leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).  She has worked in the agricultural fields of the United States for the last 12 years as a migrant farmworker, including in the harvesting of tomatoes, citrus, peppers, and many other vegetables and fruits.  As part of the Fair Food Program education team, Lupe and her colleagues conduct workers’ rights education in seven states along the East Coast throughout the year.  Lupe’s work at the CIW includes hosting daily radio shows on the CIW’s low-power community FM radio station, leading the weekly women’s group meetings, receiving complaints of abuses in the fields, and managing wage theft claims.  Finally, Lupe represents the CIW at a national level, speaking publicly on the challenges faced by farmworkers in Florida, both during major actions with thousands of consumers and in dozens of presentations throughout the year.  She was featured on CNN Freedom Project’s recent series on the Fair Food Program, and was named a Community Trailblazer by the Equal Voice Magazine.

Lupe Gonzalo is a senior staff member and leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).  She has worked in the agricultural fields of the United States for the last 12 years as a migrant farmworker, including in the harvesting of tomatoes, citrus, peppers, and many other vegetables and fruits.  As part of the Fair Food Program education team, Lupe and her colleagues conduct workers’ rights education in seven states along the East Coast throughout the year.  Lupe’s work at the CIW includes hosting daily radio shows on the CIW’s low-power community FM radio station, leading the weekly women’s group meetings, receiving complaints of abuses in the fields, and managing wage theft claims.  Finally, Lupe represents the CIW at a national level, speaking publicly on the challenges faced by farmworkers in Florida, both during major actions with thousands of consumers and in dozens of presentations throughout the year.  She was featured on CNN Freedom Project’s recent series on the Fair Food Program, and was named a Community Trailblazer by the Equal Voice Magazine.