SBVC Library Secretary
San Bernardino Valley College & San Bernardino Community College District
Mary Valdemar has been an advocate in Inland region for over 20 years. Her passion for advocacy started as a struggling student, single mother, Chicana feminist and environmental advocate at SBVC & has continued throughout her over 15 year career there. She currently serves the campus through several organizations focused on diversity, inclusion, equity and labor. She is the Co-Chair of the Ethnic Studies Inland Empire Coalition; Co-Founder/Lead Organizer for ChICCCAA the only grassroots service cooperative in the IE, Village and Child Co-Op. She is as a delegate for the Inland Empire Labor Council, the AB617 steering committee and the Policy 47 committee for environmental justice fighting for clean air, land and water with ASM Reyes. She has a strong commitment to innovating, developing and implementing alternative solutions to our communities’ struggles with a perspective rooted in Indigenous practices, dismantling systems that perpetuate oppression and creating autonomous thriving communities that honor all beings, including Mother Earth.