Camilo Viveiros works on immigrant worker issues and multi-ethnic/multi-racial economic and environmental justice organizing with students, youth and seniors in New England. Presently he is the community organizer for the Bristol County Chapter of Mass Senior Action Council as well as working for the UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center. He is also on the board of RESIST.
Born to immigrant parents, Camilo was raised in the working class immigrant community of Fall River. He has been involved in work for social justice for virtually his whole life. Over the years he has organized for unions of the homeless, welfare rights unions, against the prison industrial complex and many different issues. He has a backround in tenant, youth and congreation-based organizing and gained national media exposure in 2000 when he was arrested during demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Four years later, after a national campaign, www.friendsofcamilo.org, he was acquitted of all charges.