Roberto Maestas, leading advocate for social justice, dies at 72

The Seattle Times

Roberto Maestas used to say that what made his long partnership with three other civil-rights advocates work was that they all loved people unconditionally.

For nearly four decades, that characteristic allowed Mr. Maestas to fight hard for causes that mattered to him while maintaining a sense of humor and even having fun.

Roberto Maestas was a close friend to WWU. Larry Estrada, an associate professor at Fairhaven College and director of American Cultural Studies, says "He was especially close to Fairhaven College where on a number of occasions he was featured in our programs, lecturing in classes and most of all always welcoming our students for internships, course excursions and professional positions within El Centro De La Raza."

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