Salvador Salazar-Cano, Oskar Zambrano, Teresa Bendito

    SALVADOR SALAZAR-CANO is a policy advocate, researcher, and spoken-word poet from the Pacific Northwest. Born in Jalisco, he grew up in rural Oregon, Idaho, and Eastern Washington to a migrant family. Salvador has worked in the Office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray and has organized the community in Eastern Washington to support immigrant rights. He is a graduate from the University of Washington, Bothell.

    OSKAR ZAMBRANO has his roots as a community organizer since 1994 fighting California’s Prop 187. Ever since he’s been advocating in the community to ensure that disenfranchised communities are civically engaged and their voices get heard.

    TERESA BENDITO is the daughter of immigrants and was born and raised in Wenatchee and is a current student at Central Washington University studying accounting. Since a young age, she was instilled with the principles of helping and giving back to her community. Teresa served as the President of the Youth Leadership Council for United Way and the President for the Community for the Advancement of Family Education. Now, she is a Community Organizer working with the Trust for Public Land and Parque Padrinos on a park renovation in her community.