Tho Thi Do
Tho Thi Do has worked for many years as a community organizer, activist and labor organizer. She is the General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity for UNITE HERE. Thi Do arrived in the United States from Vietnam in 1975 and graduated from High School in San Francisco in 1978. She soon began volunteering with the Vietnamese Youth Development Center, focusing on placement of youth in summer jobs. She has a 20yr old son and lives in San Francisco, California.
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union
Tho continues to be very active in the Southeast Asian community in San Francisco. She is the Chair of the Southeast Asian Community Center in San Francisco which began as an advocacy and social services center and is evolving to encompass voter rights education, forums on political issues, and is in the early planning stage to develop their existing building into a community center. Tho is also on the Board of Directors of the Vietnamese Youth Development Center which is focusing on youth employment as well as educating and developing new youth leadership in the Southeast Asian community.
2003 PWW banquet
Youth groups and unions on the front line for youth and workers’ rights were honored at the 2003 Northern California People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 2 Secretary-Treasurer Tho Thi Do spoke for Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride participants from her local and other locals in the Bay Area. Despite government-inspired immigrant bashing, Tho Thi Do said, “We have seen a lot of hope. … We met many families, many communities that are organizing to make changes for the years to come.” The audience gave warm applause to Judith Goff and Walter Johnson, heads of the Alameda County and San Francisco Labor Councils, which strongly supported the IWFR.
UC Berkeley Labor Center
The Organizers' Forum
As at Jan 28, 2010 Tho Thi Do was on the Board of Directors of The Organizers' Forum, a group with the mission of strengthening grassroots organizations by increasing capacity and stability of their democratic structures, to link organizing networks, and to improve on the skills and strategies employed by both community and labor organizers.
- UNITE HERE Governance
- The Organizers' Forum website: People
- PWW, Raising spirits and funds from coast to coast. by: Special to the World December 19 2003
- UC Berkeley Labor Center: Board
- The Organizers' Forum website: Board of Directors