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Wendy Pentoja

Class 8

Wendy is an advocate on immigration issues for detainees incarcerated at the Tacoma Detention Center and community organizer for the nonprofit Northwest Detention Center Resistance serving communities of color. She also volunteers at Catherine’s Place, Carol Milgard Breast Center, community gardens and the MCI project in Tacoma. Wendy also is an announcer for a Spanish radio program in Tacoma. Wendy’s community work extends to her service for various causes while living in Mexico, including for a farming organization in Mayan communities called Chan Tza Can, Albergue la 72 and more. Having experienced discrimination since immigrating to the United States, she hopes to fight against racism and discrimination and the societal structures that enable them. In her free time, Wendy enjoys salsa dancing, singing, hiking, swimming, watching movies, announcing on the radio and writing.

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility.

Albert Einstein