Elvis Méndez is a worker organizer and peace activist. Originally from the Dominican Republic and now living in Boston, Massachusetts. Elvis has worked as a counter-recruitment organizer for AFSC, and later as an organizer with the United Electrical Workers’ Warehouse Workers for Justice campaign organizing temporary workers along the supply chain. He is now the Coordinator of the mmigrant Workers Center Collaborative in Boston, Mass.
This past weekend in Troy, New York, a town with radical roots that trace back to Underground Railroad, the spirit of our ancestors sang loudly. People concerned with the future of the planet and all the life it contains, met to collectively confront the dire urgency of our situation. The discussions vibrated, there was always song, children playing, animals running, but most of all minds were stirring.