Dulce A. Rojas-Mendez
Senior Community Organizer 2015- present
Originally from Mexico city, Dulce's experiences during one of the most racially tense eras for Latinos of Long Island molded her passions and work. Today, Dulce is the first Long Island Community Organizer for SEPA Mujer Inc. targeted to defending the rights of Latino Immigrant Women and families. Dulce has since lead groups of women in protests, actions, campaigns, developed unique cirriculum for immigrant women training to organize locally and raise their voice against injustices speaking with elected officials in Washington and Albany. Dulce has actively served as an advocate in various coalitions, roundtables, task force, state and local campaigns, and conferences. Dulcehas since won a New York State Rising Latino Star 40 under 40 award, paid homage in Noticia Long Island Newspaper with three other colleagues as Young Latina Women Leaders of Long Island, honored as "Orgullo Hispano of LI" for Hispanic Heritage Month. She was also honored as a 2016 Long Island Latina de Exito by Empowering Women Radio & TV and Long Island Latino Magazine and TV. In 2017 she was recognized by the NY Mexican Consulate and Nassau County Minority Affairs Office. Dulce has also beaten cancer and continues to work at SEPA Mujer now as Senior Organizer.