Alvaro Vargas, Administrator

Alvaro Vargas has been socially active since his first years in university where he was involved in defending student rights and fighting against neoliberalism. This led him to get involved with the Accompaniment Québec - Guatemala Project and, later, with Alternatives. He was a staff member of Alternatives for several years, a position which allowed him to contribute to the mobilization and social education of Quebec youth on challenges such as the FTAA, the activation of an anti-war movement and the World Social Forum. For him, development of social movements and the construction of political alternatives go hand in hand. Consequently, he has been involved in the Union des Forces Progressistes (Union of Progressive Forces) and, subsequently, with Québec Solidaire.  Recently, he has been involved in the unionization of many workers in Quebec.