president, Centro Presente
Gabriel Camacho was born and raised in the South Bronx. His parents emigrated from Latin America during turbulent political times. Gabriel was both a union and student activists during his years at State University of NY at Albany. He has his masters in Labor Relations from Cornell University. In the 1990s Gabriel worked for SEIU as a business agent, and later for HERE as an organizer. In 1999 he founded the Massachusetts Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (an AFL-CIO constituency group). Gabriel is currently the Chair of Eastern Massachusetts Jobs With Justice. He is also on the Board of Directors of U.S. Labor Education of the Americas Project, and United for a Fair Economy. Gabriel works as Regional Organizer of Project Voice, an immigrant rights program for the New England office of the AFSC where he is also an active member of UNITE HERE Local 66L. Complementing Gabriel's work, he serves as the President of the Junta Directiva of Centro Presente, a Central American immigrant community organization.