Name: Rhondalei Gabuat
Member Since: August 2009
What Rhondalei has done as a GABRIELA member:
- Facilitated Education Discussions and Workshops
- Member of the Executive Committee for 3 years (currently Secretary General)
- Spoke for the first time at a mobilization in the Philippines while on an exposure trip
- Helping to keep our work in order and create process flows
- Pin@y Choir member for 5 years, sharing revolutionary song
Reason for Joining: Connecting my family’s immigration to the conditions of the Philippines and understanding how as a Fil-Am, I can help with educating about the conditions of the Philippines. We often underestimate our impact that we have for change here in the US and in the Philippines.
Expo Trip Dates: July 2011
Things she’s good at: coordinating events, singing, dancing, chant leading, being a friendly face in this movement.
Why this work is meaningful to Rhondalei: The contribution that I can provide to the movement and the impact that I have is what keeps me going. Having the support of my family & kasamas to continue this work is also what keeps me inspired.
When she’s not working for the movement, where can we find Rhondalei / what can we find Rhondalei doing? I am a program manager by day and those skills transfer to my organizing with Gabriela. I also have a beauty blog that I write and have a passion for finding safe, affordable cosmetics and skincare for people of color.
* Rhondalei has been serving as the Secretary General of Gabriela Seattle since May 2014.
P.O. Box 18045
Seattle, WA 98118