Joe Navarro is a Chicano poet, creative writer, community activist and teacher. He is an author of 7 chapbooks and contributor to The Cost of Privilege: Taking On the System of White Supremacy and Racism (Camino Press 2007).
Navarro is originally from San Francisco, CA, previously lived in Oakland, CA and Denver, CO, but currently lives in Hollister, CA. His poetry is shaped by people’s struggles for "self-determination, justice and equality."
In the mid 1990s Joe Navarro wasa contributing editor to Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies- sponsor of CrossRoads magazine, which sought to promote dialogue and building new alliances among progressives and leftists... and to bring diverse Marxist and socialist traditions to bear while exploring new strategies and directions for the progressive political movements.
CoC National Conference endorser
In 1992, Joe Navarro, Socialist Organizing Network, Denver Colorado endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.
Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s
The Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s was the Committees of Correspondence's first national conference held in Berkeley, California July 17-19, 1992.
Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:
Latino/Caribbean A powerful and growing political force: The Latino/Caribbean people's struggle for equality and justice. What are the new perspectives in the Chicano/Mexicano, Puerto Rican and Caribbean communities?
- Linda Coronado, Director, Volunteer Services, Cook County Hospital, Chicago
- William Gerena-Rochet, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, NY
- Edith Moise, Asst. Principal, Bilingual School, NY
- Joe Navarro, Chicano community activist, Denver
- Nelson Valdez, Vice Pres., Local 1199, NY
- Marshall Garcia, Exec. VP, Local 1199, NY