Josué Argüelles

Director of Youth Initiatives, A Call to Men

Josué Argüelles is the Director of Youth Initiatives for A Call to Men. He is responsible for facilitating the YouthACT! and Healthy Manhood and Masculinity Collaborative of NYC, and coordinating efforts with various community partners, agencies and academic institutions to advance the work of engaging youth leaders in prevention efforts of ending all forms of violence against ALL women and girls.

With a background in community studies and public policy, Argüelles worked for over a decade in California organizing and serving immigrant, youth, and low-wage worker communities. He served as co-director of Young Workers United and as the co-chair of the SF Progressive Workers Alliance to advance progressive labor and immigrant policies. As a fellow of the San Francisco Labor Leadership Institute, he worked on numerous policy campaigns at the local and statewide levels that led to many victories for immigrant, queer and Latinx communities. He is a seasoned organizer skilled in strategic development, alliance building, leadership development, program directing, and policy implementation. Argüelles partners with students, educators, and youth advocates on Middle-High Schools and college campuses to promote healthy and respectful manhood using A Call To Men’s LiveRESPECT curriculum.

Argüelles is a 2017 recipient of the Howard Wallace Labor Leadership award and has received leadership recognition from the State and Assembly of California, the City and County of San Francisco. He is a self-identified movement builder and shaker, works to bridge his Mexica indigenous roots and traditions with embracing healthy masculinity, and is currently based in Brooklyn.