From Kidnapped in Mexico to Human Rights Activist

Updated: Aug 16

Community activist Carmen Guerrero has been described as a dedicated and tireless iron warrior. The single mother of three daughters, she had a successful small business in Mexico before she was kidnapped in December, 1999. Fleeing that terrorist attack to seek safety in the US, she became an activist upon looking for resources herself and not finding them. She has volunteered as a counselor and court advocate for the Women’s Center of Montgomery County for 12 years, serving as a Spanish-speaking resource for the five offices in the county, and then founded Coalicion Foraleza (Latino Stronghold Coalition) to use the knowledge and skills of the community members to empower each other. Hear her inspiring story of courage, survival and leadership, which she presented to WIL on September 23, 2021.


View the program recording here.