ABOUT US

ASAMBLEA DE DERECHOS CIVILES, as an organization of faith, we take social responsibility in establishing a structure of power with cultural discipline and just conscience in our community, to promote education about  the political process and how it affects our familie's values,principles, and interests

ASAMBLEA DE DERECHOS CIVILES, we cultivate leaders through intense leadership training and mentorship programs , strategies, and actions led by our base and with the support of experienced leaders, we are planting the seeds for our future generations so, they can  continue our work for social justice. 

 

 

ASAMBLEA DE DERECHOS CIVILES, believes in intelligent alliances to build power together and we will work with local and national allies, that share a similar vision of ASAMBLEA, where we recognize that the organization struggles with, the people and not the people for the organization. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Walda Lanza

Presidente

Walda Lanza is the mother of four children and two grandchildren. She has been through the GAMALIEL leadership weeklong training. She has been involved as a leader in Minneapolis public schools and other non-profit community organizations like Dynomight. Lanza believes every human being has the right to respect, equity and dignity.

Secretary

Open position

Robert St. Marie

Treasurer 

Robert St. Marie resides in Albany, MN where many of our farm and factory members reside. He specializes in taxes and for the past 20 years, he has volunteered with immigrant families to file their taxes. As a retired math teacher, Robert understands the importance and impact immigrants have on our country’s economy and society.

Benjamin Ramirez

Member-at-Large

Ramirez Lives in Minneapolis and is retired. He migrated to the US, from Mexico, with his father after learning his father was born in the US.  Having lived in El Paso, Texas, Ramirez knows the struggles of immigrants first hand. Witnessing those struggles have made him passionate about social justice. Ramirez has been a committed leader in Asamblea. He is active in the Driver’s License for All Campaign and traveled to D.C. to defend DACA.  In addition, he has taken Gamaliel leadership training.

Misty Butler

Member-at-Large

Butler is the Corporate Marketing Communications Manager for Schwan's Company. There she supervises a group of individuals with talents ranging from graphic design and front-end development to photography and video production. Her true passion lies in the areas of social justice and climate justice. In addition to being a member-at-large on the board of Asamblea de Derechos Civíles, she is currently a member of the Marshall Area Peace Seekers. Butler holds the Vice Chair position on the Board of Directors for CURE.  She brings her areas of professional expertise to the work of Asamblea that she is so passionate about.