Josué Argüelles is the Coordinator of Community Engagement for A CALL TO MEN‘s organizing efforts in New York City. He is responsible for facilitating the Healthy Manhood and Masculinity Collaborative of NYC and coordinating efforts with various community partners, agencies and academic institutions to advance the work of engaging men and boys in prevention efforts of ending all forms of violence against ALL women and girls.
With a background in community studies and public policy, Josué worked for over a decade in California organizing and serving immigrant, youth and low-wage worker communities. As a fellow of the San Francisco Labor Leadership Institute, he worked on numerous policy campaigns at the local and statewide levels that led to many victories for immigrant, queer and Latinx communities. He is an experienced organizer with a demonstrated history of working in the nonprofit sector and skilled in strategic development, alliance building, leadership development, political campaigns, program directing and policy development and implementation. He served as director of Young Workers United and as the co-chair of the SF Progressive Workers Alliance to advance progressive labor and immigrant policies. He has served as chair for various collaboratives, coalitions and alliances that have worked to strengthened enforcement strategies and deepen community and government agency collaboration.
Josué is a 2017 recipient of the Howard Wallace Labor Leadership award, has received leadership recognition from the State and Assembly of California, the City and County of San Francisco and currently serves on the board for Make It Happen in Brooklyn, NY. He is a self-identified movement builder and shaker, works to bridge his Mexica indigenous roots and traditions with embracing healthy manhood and masculinity, and is currently based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.