Food and drinks provided. Event details will be emailed to those who RSVP. 

Honoring our 2019 Heroes:
Rosalinda Guillén 
Farmworker justice leader and food system activist 

Rosalinda Guillén is a widely recognized farmworker justice leader who promotes food justice, immigration reform, and farmworker rights. As the founding executive director of Community to Community Development (C2C), a grassroots organization led by women of color, she and her team work to strengthen local and global movements toward social, economic, and environmental justice. She worked with farmworkers at Chateau Ste. Michelle to win the first-ever farmworkers’ collective bargaining agreement in the state of Washington, and is the National Vice President of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) union. Read more.
Rachel Vasak
Salmon steward and community builder

Rachel has devoted the last 23 years of her life to restoring salmon runs and supporting thriving salmon populations across Whatcom County. She is the executive director of Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County. NSEA is one of Washington State’s largest Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, a network of 14 nonprofits created by the state Legislature to promote salmon recovery. Since 1991, the association has completed over 400 restoration projects. Read more.

Steve Garey
Labor rights advocate and clean energy champion

Steve is a bridge builder between labor rights and environmental interests. He’s a retired refinery worker and former President of United Steelworkers local union, and a member of the BlueGreen Alliance and the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy. He advocates for prohibiting the export of crude oil from Northwest refineries to support production jobs and protect the environment, was instrumental in championing the Protect Washington Act (Initiative 1631), and supports a waterfront redevelopment and vision for Cherry Point that stewards the environment  and provides good jobs. Read more.

Special thanks to our Cornerstone Sponsors: 

And to our generous business sponsors:

Heritage Bank   |  Nuu Muu   |  Mount Bakery

Past Heroes