Dual degree graduate Sheila Keller (MSW ’09), MA (International Studies), takes pride in being among 14 immigration reform advocates arrested during a protest last June in downtown Denver. It’s just part of her commitment to social justice that spans more than 15 years of working with, and for, immigrant and refugee populations as a community and union organizer, activist and educator. An organizer at Local 105 of the Service Employees International Union since 2008, Keller worked with the Justice for Janitors movement, helping low-wage workers achieve economic justice, respect and access to quality health care. Her advocacy also led to the addition of “gender variance” in the new Denver International Airport janitorial contract, protecting transgender individuals and setting the template for all other Denver janitorial contracts.
Sheila Keller, MSW ’09